In Memory of Mark C. Nielsen

Mark C. Nielsen
Mark C. Nielsen
Born: May 18, 1951
Died: December 5, 2020
Age: 69
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Mark C. Nielsen
May 18, 1951 - December 5, 2020
From: Battle Creek, IA

Mark Nielsen, age 69, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on December 5, 2020, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa, with Rev. Kevin J. Freese officiating. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Mark Christian Nielsen, son of Jens “Chris” and Harriett (Zediker) Nielsen was born on May 18, 1951, in Ida Grove, Iowa. He attended school in Battle Creek and at Castana, Iowa and graduated with the class of 1970 from Maple Valley High School in Mapleton, Iowa.

Mark loved sports, from Little League T-Ball to pro basketball and every level in between, it didn’t matter as long as there was a game. He attended hundreds of sporting events, if he wanted to go to a game someone always found a way to get him there. Mark had a unique memory, if he was interested with the topic in question he could give you names, places, dates, scores or whatever else might need remembering.

Survivors include his brother Terry and his wife Becky; niece Jenna (Alex Mether); nephew Craig and great niece Aven Mether.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

His family is forever grateful for the kindness shown and the care given to him by everyone at Willow Dale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his name to the Battle Creek Fire Department, P.O. Box 128, Battle Creek, Iowa 51006.


Private Family Graveside Service


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:27 PM
“I was so very sorry to learn of Mark's passing. I enjoyed visiting with him about sports, even though I really didn't know much about sports. Thinking of all of Mark's family during this difficult time.”
- Sheila Petersen
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 9:35 AM
“Terry, Becky, Jenna, Craig, Sherry and I are very sorry for your loss. Mark was such a funny loving person, always had a smile for you whenever you met him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, be safe. ”
- Bob and Sherry Welte
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 11:31 AM
“I took Mark to some softball games in Battle Creek when my girls were playing. He would hop on the golf cart and off we would go to the ball field. I made sure to have the talk with him about how I would prefer he stayed at the top of the hill and he would just say “ok”. It was not long and I would see him making his rounds talking to all the people he knew and before I knew it he was at the bottom of the hill! Mark was a good guy and never met a stranger. He will be missed and I will always remember him with a smile. The picture of the ball field as his obit picture is perfect!”
- Jen Hedberg
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:17 AM
“Sorry for your loss Terry & Becky and family!”
- Nancy & Carl McGrain
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“Sorry you lost your brother Terry. Our sympathies to you, Becky, Jenna and Craig. Wishing you strength, peace and comfort. ”
- Randy Tronnes
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“So Sorry for your loss, I grew up with Mark always giving him a hard time about the Bombers beating the Rams from Mapelton. A very unique person who made friends with everyone he met. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Roger & Eva Kropf ”
- Roger L Kropf
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“Rest in peace Mark. Enjoy those sports in heaven. Will miss you”
- Anne berry
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“Terry and family. Sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I had a lot of interesting conversations with him about sports. You have my sympathy.”
- Byron Hartwig
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“Sending you our sympathy and sharing your sadness at this time. ”
- Rollin and Nancy Hunsicker
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:06 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mark... I enjoyed him so much when I went to do the Polka Fest in October... He loved to polka with me and then wanted me to SHOTISH with him and I told him I was sorry, I had never learned that... He said he could teach me... ha... what a character. He was a Einstein of Sports Trivia... What a mind.......!!!! RIP kiddo... we'll take a swing around the heavenly floor someday...
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