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Dennis Nielsen

Dennis Nielsen, age 80, of Aurora, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 in Lincoln.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 31st at the First Christian Church in Aurora. Rev. Bruce Bradley will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 7 P.M. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.


Dennis Ferdinand Nielsen, the son of Adolph and Agnes (Hansen) Nielsen was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 28, 1935 and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 27, 2016, at the age of 80.

When he was one year old he moved to Aurora with his parents. Dennie graduated from Aurora High School in 1953 and then attended Grand Island Business College. In 1956 he was united in marriage to Sonja Adams and he then started working with his father in his fertilizer business. Dennie and Roger Luthy went into partnership where they hauled bulk milk. Once the Creamery in Aurora closed he moved to Fullerton in 1969 where he lived until 1976 when he moved to Grand Island. Dennie continued to haul propane, fertilizer and anhydrous until his retirement in April of 2015.

Dennie was united in marriage to Connie Hurst on May 22, 1970 in Lincoln, Nebraska. They have been residing in Aurora for the past ten plus years.

Dennie was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, the Aurora and Fullerton Volunteer Fire Departments. He was a softball fast pitch sponsor for over 40 years and was inducted into the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame in Hastings, NE. He was also a member of the Platt-Duetsche Society and the Eagles. Dennie enjoyed all sports. He especially enjoyed all of Nebraska sporting events and was a Nebraska Football season ticket holder since 1963.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Connie of Aurora; sons, Mike (Linda) Nielsen of Doniphan, Dave (Juanita) Nielsen of Holdrege and Chris (Brandi) Nielsen of Richfield, Utah; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Larry (Kay) Nielsen of Kalamazoo, MI and numerous other family members and friends.

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