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Nielsen, Francis Norman (1933 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 7/10/2021 at 19:28:43

Name of deceased: Francis Norman Nielsen

Aged: 88 yrs, 3 mo, 28 days

Residence: Dunlap Specialty Care Center, Dunlap, Harrison County, IA

Born: March 8, 1933; Hancock, Pottawattamie County, IA

Died: July 6, 2021; Dunlap Specialty Care Center, Dunlap, Harrison County, IA

Funeral services: Friday, July 9, 2021; Methodist Church, Dunlap, IA; burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Wife, Mildred Nielsen of Dunlap, IA; daughters, Judy (Jude) Schoenherr, Janice (spouse, Ivan) Hansen and Joan (spouse, Lynn) Heimerman; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Sam and Laura (nee Boggs) Nielsen; brothers, Mervin, Floyd, Delmer, and Marion and sister, Nadine Holtz, and their spouses

Education: Educated in rural schools, Iowa

Religious affiliation: Baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Avoca, IA on April 15, 1935; he later joined the United Methodist Church, Harlan, IA. Later in life, he was a member of the Dunlap (IA) Methodist Church and helped with church hay rack rides and activities.

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Mildred McKnabb; Nov. 1, 1952; First United Methodist Church, Harlan, IA

Employment: The youngest in the family, Norman stayed home to assist his parents with farming and also worked as a hired man for farmers in the area for many years. After he was married, they began farming northwest of Earling, IA. Norman also worked for Gaul Implement, assembling farm equipment, and also at the Dunlap Sale Barn on Tuesday’s sale day. They retired to Dunlap, IA in 2009.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed sales, exotic animals, new cars and pick-ups and buying new farm machinery; loved square dancing with Millie, taking bus trips and going to the casino.

Sources: foutsfuneralhome.com


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