Robert Lawrence Nielsen

July 27, 1947June 22, 2014

Robert L. Nielsen, 66, of Conover, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Robert was born on July 27, 1947 to Robert Nielsen and Dorothy Scovie Nielsen of Chicago, Illinois. He served in the Army for seven years, from 1970-1977. He loved to read, hunt with his sons, golf, travel and cruise.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Charlene Nielsen; children, Nicholas (Sarah) Nielsen, Christian Nielsen and Rebecca Saur, of Washington; brother, John (Vickie) Nielsen, of Indiana; and 9 grandchildren.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Saint Aloysius in Hickory, the family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., and a rosary will be held from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Father Kurt Fohn and Deacon Matthew Reilly will officiate.


  • Mass Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Rosary Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, June 26, 2014

Robert Lawrence Nielsen

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Jay Scovie

July 22, 2014

Although geography separated us, my memories of Cousin Bob and Charlene visiting with Nicky and Christian on summer vacations in Michigan have never faded. It is no exaggeration to state that I have thought of Bob and your family at least once a week over the years since those early 1970s visits. Bob will remain in our prayers. May he rest in peace.

Jan Hamilton

July 17, 2014

Our times together seem ever more precious as we reflect now. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your life and Bob's with us. We are keeping you in constant prayer.

Dennis & Kathy Kline

June 26, 2014

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. He was a special man, and friend, and we were blessed to have known him. Without a doubt he is in God's arms now and smiling down on all of his family and friends. We send Charlene and the entire family our deepest sympathies and pray for their comfort and strength.


Dennis and Kathy Kline


June 24, 2014

Dear Charlene,
So glad we got a chance to catch up during our visit in 2012. Please accept our sincere sympathy, he is in a better place and no longer suffering. We know how strong your faith is, may God hold you close during this difficult time. Take care of yourself and keep in touch. Love, Joyce & Dennis

Belinda and Ron Jacobs

June 24, 2014

Charlene and Family, I have so many fond memories of working with Bob at Holland America Line, and he has been missed by many. My heart hurts for you and your family. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that you will be comforted during this difficult time. Belinda and Ron Jacobs

Ed & Carol Hicks

June 24, 2014

Dear Charlene, Ed and I are so happy we had a chance to visit with you and Bob last year in your lovely home. Wish we could be with you now to comfort you. Love, Ed & Carol Hicks