Richard Edward Nielsen

February 20, 1920December 10, 2013

Richard E. Nielsen, age 93, born in Chicago, formerly of Clearwater, Florida and resided in Woodstock, Georgia, passed away December 10, 2013. Richard is the son of the late Edward Nielsen and Anna Josephson, who migrated from their native countries of Denmark and Sweden, respectively. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Nielsen. Richard is survived by four children: Mark Nielsen, Rick Nielsen, Bob Nielsen and Mary Ann Nielsen; and three step children Mark Kitayama, Ben Marchuk and Joel Hustad. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Dawn Emmons and John Nielsen and two great grandsons Jordon Nielsen and Landon Emmons. Richard is a WW II Army veteran landing on Omaha Beach 4 days after the invasion of Normandy. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Mortain, and assisted in the liberation of Maastricht, NL. Richard was awarded the Bronze Star for his services in the Army and in WW II. Richard also served his country with over 29 years in the United States Air Force including the Korean War and Viet Nam conflict. Richard was a devoted, caring husband and father. He loved life, laughter and the company of his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and Michigan football fan. He will be loved for his sense of humor, winning smile and fighting spirit. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of all that knew and loved him. Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Woodstock on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 AM in Woodstock, Georgia and will be interred at Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 16, 2013

Richard Edward Nielsen

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S. R.

December 27, 2013

Please accept my sincerest condolences. May you and your loved ones receive comfort and strength during this difficult time by drawing closer to our Creator through prayer and from His word. Ps. 46; 1.

Kathryn Pratt

December 27, 2013

My Uncle "Duck" was such a warm and loving person in my life, and always made me laugh, even during difficult times. My Mom, Mary and Dick's wife of 60 years, Jeanne, were sisters. Dick and my Dad, Frank, were brothers-in-law, and my Dad passed on 2-10-13. The two couples were so very close, including the cousins. So many wonderful and very fun times we shared together. I will treasure those many happy moments and memories with Uncle Duck and our families. I Love You and will miss you so! Your Niece, Kathryn.

Debra Gleason

December 19, 2013

I feel lucky to have known Dick. He was a pleasure to be around and have a chat! He will be missed dearly. God bless your beautiful children as they look for comfort and peace. May God bless.

Bob Nielsen

December 16, 2013

Thank you for being such a great father. You were a great man who loved his family and I will always remember all the good memories we shared. Love you and will miss you Father, your son Bob

Rose Martin

December 16, 2013

I am very fortunate to have met you and it was so special to have sharered our conversations on Sunday mornings. You are such a sweet, happy, funny, and classy man. You will be greatly missed and will always have a place in my heart. Love, Rose

Kelly Camden

December 16, 2013

You'll be missed Richard. I'm so glad I got to meet and know you. You 're one of a kind...Much love to you and your family. God Bless.

Renee Binette

December 16, 2013

Mr. Nielsen had such a gentle and loving spirit. He was truly a rare jewel. He always cared more about others than his own pain of his illnesses and medical treatments. He was always such a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. Heaven has truly gained a very special angel.

Dawn Emmons

December 15, 2013

You will be greatly missed Grandpa. I will miss our conversations and all of the laughs we have shared! John and I are so blessed to have had such wonderful grandparents. We will never forget our late night "tookies" and milk. You would always let John and I stay up. We would laugh and listen to you share our family stories. You always knew how to make us laugh. I love you Grandpa!

December 15, 2013

It was a blessing and a privilege to know Richard; he was a precious man. Recently I spend some treasured hours getting acquainted with Richard who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go to the family, may Richard's love and kindness always remain in your hearts.
Our Deepest Sympathy. Fred & Norma Stalcup

December 14, 2013

Mr Nielsen was a wonderful gentleman.