Robert J. Nielsen - Mayor of Halfa
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 5-7pm at
Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong
First Presbyterian Church - Armstrong, Iowa
10:30 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017
Pastor Suzanne Wobig – Officiating
Armstrong Grove Cemetery - Armstrong, Iowa
Robert Jerome Nielsen, the son of Soren and Marguerite (Booth) Nielsen, was born February 2, 1923, in Ringsted, Iowa. Bob passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 94.
Bob received his education in the Halfa schools, graduating from Halfa High School.
On March 21, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Anderson in East Chain. After their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Halfa. Bob's love of his life was his family.
He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong; over 50 year member of the Masons; Shriner's Club; Elks and Moose Lodges.
Left to cherish Bob's memory are his children, Vickie Kosel and her husband, Robert of Phoenix, Arizona; Richard "Rick" Nielsen and Julie of Ringsted, Iowa; Roberta "Bobbie" Ellerston and her husband, Jon; Mary Helen Nielsen all of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia McKinnon, 101, and Shirley Hughes, 90.
Preceding Bob in death were his wife; his parents; brothers Donald, Richard and George and sister, Lucille Nielsen.
In lieu of flowers family request donations to Armstrong/Ringsted Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.