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Harold (Oscar) Nielsen, 62, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 4190 W. Capital Avenue. The Reverend Beverly Hieb will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Nielsen was born September 28, 1946 at Litchfield, NE the son of Harold H. and Dorothy (Senff) Nielsen.
Survivors are his wife, Dianna; daughters, Angela Trejo of Cleburne, TX, Alecia and her husband Jared Kimbrough of Lincoln, NE and Allyson Nielsen and her special friend Lorin Dagel of Lincoln, NE; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alberta Grayek of Gibbon, Alice and Ernie Mars of Moore, OK and Doris and Vlassy Patsios of Grand Island.
Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Justina Breazier, Nicholas Nielsen, Marcos Mendez, Riley Kimbrough and Jace Kimbrough.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Hilda Nielsen, Erma O’Donnel and Elaine Uckert.
Oscar was raised in Gibbon, Cheyenne, WY and Kearney, graduating from Kearney High School, class of 1965. He served in the United States Army on 1965-1969. He attended Hastings Community College.
On September 6, 1969 he was united in marriage to Dianna Denman in Grand Island. They made Grand Island their home where he worked for Speltz-Schultz Lumber Company for 25 years. He then went to work for Telephone Systems of Nebraska.
Oscar is a member of First United Methodist, the VFW and the Platt-Duetsche. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed Husker Football, hunting and fishing. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial fund will be established in his memory.