In Memory of Einar H. Nielsen



Einar H. Nielsen
Einar H. Nielsen
Born: March 2, 1923
Died: December 11, 2018
Age: 95
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Einar H. Nielsen
March 2, 1923 - December 11, 2018
From: Battle Creek, IA

Einar H. Nielsen, age 95, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Reverend Randy D. Cormeny will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion, of Battle Creek, Iowa. Committal Services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Einar H. Nielsen, the son of Peter and Anna (Sorensen) Nielsen was born on March 2, 1923, in Battle Creek, IA. Einar was raised on a farm in rural Battle Creek and received his education from Battle Creek High School graduating with the class of 1941. He served in the European Theatre as a member of the Army Air Corps. He was a radio gunner on a B-26 Bomber.

On January 1, 1948, Einar was united in marriage to Lucia Reimer. The couple were blessed with three children: Roger, Randy and Kay Ann. The family made their home on a farm in rural Battle Creek. Einar farmed, fed cattle, and raised buffalo. He also served as a rural mail carrier and worked as a crop insurance adjuster. 

Left to cherish his memory include two sons: Roger (Joan) Nielsen and Randy (Cindy) Nielsen both of Battle Creek, IA; 5 grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister-in-law Harriett Nielsen of Ida Grove, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lucia in 2006; daughter Kay Ann Nielsen Hazelton; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Saturday,
December 15, 2018
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Randy D. Cormeny

CASKET BEARERS

Jason Nielsen
Jon Nielsen
Shannon Hazelton
Brandon Hazelton
Dan Nielsen
Isaiah Means
Denali Nielsen

VISITATION

5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday,
December 14, 2018
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Battle Creek, Iowa

MUSIC

Recorded Selection

"How Great Thou Art"

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:32 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed looking at his buffalo They were unique, and I'm sure he enjoyed them.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM
“We are heartbroken at the passing of this wonderful man. We feel so blessed that we had the time we did.
Einar you are a hero in every sense of the word. Your contributions to our great country, your beautiful family and your community are too many to count. I’ll miss those bear hugs, your sweet smile and your easy, hearty laugh. Heaven is surely a richer place with you there. I can see you hugging and laughing with all of you kin that have gone before. We will miss you always but know you are having a big time at your family reunion! With love”
- Michiel & Clinton Cavuoti
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. ”
- Jim Olson
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“Roger, Randy and families. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your Dad. He usually always had a smile on his face. God bless all of you.”
- Byron Hartwig
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to your family and may he rest in peace.”
- Duane and Lauri Hummelgard
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:03 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.”
- Wayne and Ronda Maass
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“I loved visiting with Einar - he always had a kind word and smile. My sympathies to all of his family - may his reunion with his wife and daughter be especially sweet!!”
- KARLA G MEIER
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Thanks for all the good times.
Thanks for teaching me how to count those sneaky cows.

Thanks for your flyboy service to our country.
You have always been my herro!
You will be missed!
Huge hugs,
Al”
- Al Beeman
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“You will surely be missed my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
- Red Headed Indian
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“My mama (Jo Williams) and I will surely miss Einar. His smile and positive attitude was an inspiration to all. Mama has been at Willow Dale for almost 2 1/2 years now and I always looked forward to seeing him. My sincere condolences to his family and all who knew this wonderful man. I feel blessed to have known him and know you, his family, must’ve been very proud of him. Prayers to you all for comfort and strength during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏”
- Donna Kallas and Jo Williams
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“So sorry for your loss!”
- Joe and Jan Schlimgen
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed being with Lucia and Einar. One of mom's favorite cousins. Einar was always so jolly. Had hoped to see him again. Lots of Love to all the family. Love, Cathy Trampe”
- Cathy Trampe
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Randy, Roger and families
So sorry to learn of Einar's passing. He and your Mother have been long-time friends, through our many craft shows done together and other activities. Both were VERY special people, always a kind word, a smile and sometimes even a hug! He was always a welcome sight when he came to visit us in Schleswig and I was touched when he came to my retirement party. He was so very proud of his buffalo, his famous clocks and of course, he carried the biggest smile when he spoke of his family. He is now with his Lord and Savior and joins his precious Lucia. I can still vision the sparkle in his eye and can even hear his jolly laugh. Cherish the Memories and know we will see him again when we reach our Real home in Heaven. God grant all of you His eternal peace.”
- Janice and Loren Jepsen
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“So sorry to hear of Einar’s passing. He was so good to Dad when he first entered Willowdale. May our Gracious Lord comfort and sustain you!”
- Bob and Lynne Wilcke
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Sending love and prayers for strength. So sorry for your loss. God Bless ”
- Doug & Bonnie Hansen
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. ”
- Teri Benner
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“My condolences to Einar family I knew Randy and Roger in the National Guard many years ago Einar always had a smile and was a hardworking and caring man ”
- Rodney Jepsen
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM
“Our condolences on the passing of our beloved neighbor and friend Einar Nielsen. Einar lived a long and fruitful life with many accomplishments and contributions to his community, state and nation. May he Rest In Peace among his late relatives, friends and neighbors. JOEL and GAIL”
- Joel Leenaars and Gail Friend
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss. We have great memories of Einar. Our prayers are with the whole family during this time. Our sympathies, Karla and Phil Mellinger”
- Karla Hazelton Mellinger
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