|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2011|
Leroy Melvin Nielsen, age 82, of Tyler passed away Friday, March 18 at his home. A private family service will be held. Email condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leroy Melvin Nielsen was born Dec. 12, 1928 in Tyler to Eijnert and Edel (Olegaard) Nielsen. He was baptized and confirmed at Danebod Lutheran Church. He attended country school District 2 west of Tyler. After his schooling, Leroy farmed with his dad. On Oct. 22, 1952 Leroy entered the U.S. Army. He served as an infantryman during the Korean Conflict. Leroy received his honorable discharge Oct. 21, 1954. Following his service, Leroy returned to the Tyler area to farm. In the spring of 1955 Leroy was united in marriage to Liesbeth Neumann in Lake Benton. He continued farming until his retirement in 1996. Leroy remained living on the farm until September 2010 when he moved to Danebod Village in Tyler. Leroy was a member of the Tyler VFW and Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. He enjoyed traveling, deer hunting and watching the Twins, Vikings, "Bonanza" and westerns on TV. He also enjoyed driving his brand new red pickup and he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leroy is survived by his children: Ken (Deb) Nielsen of Marshall; Pat (Ralph) Moorman of Albany; Julie (Chuck) Donaldson of Andover; Bruce (Roxanne) Nielsen of Russell, and Shiela Nielsen of Superior, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Agneta Rasmussen of Lake Benton, Vivian Nelson of Lake Benton, David (Agnes) Nielsen of Tyler, Marjorie Meinders of Edmond, Okla., and Dale (Jean) Nielsen of Tyler, and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents and ex-wife Liz.
Source: Obituary Section of Tyler Tribute on March 24, 2011
Created by: Kayla Shriver
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89019081
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