Robert Earl Nielsen


(Sept. 21, 2003)

Robert Earl Nielsen, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 21 at Powell Valley Healthcare Center.

He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Powell to Niels and Emma (Bergeron) Nielsen. He graduated from Powell High School with the class of 1938.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served during World War II from 1942 to 1945.

He was a member of the Powell Wool Growers and Early Lamb Pool for many years. He liked being on his farm, gardening, reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Anna Nielsen of the family home; sons Lawrence Nielsen and wife Deb, Wayne Nielsen, Jim Nielsen and Donald Nielsen, all of Powell; daughters Janice Hicks and husband Jay of Powell and Barbara Engle and husband Mark of Camus, Wash.; a brother, Norman Nielsen of Ralston; sisters Claire Smith, Elsie Hawley and husband Maynard, and Edna Caslick and husband Jim, all of Powell, and Emma Morris of Bellvue, Wash.; his grandchildren: Bob and Erin Engel and Linda, Betsie and Heather Nielsen; and two step-grandchildren: Heather Thompson and Lee Hicks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ralph Nielsen.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Cremation has taken place, and in keeping with his wishes, private family services and burial will be held.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.