Funeral services for Daniel Nielsen, age 74, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Michael Schmitz will be Celebrant.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4996, American Legion Post 249, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Daniel died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at his residence.
Daniel K. Nielsen, son of Karl and Luella (Bourn) Nielsen, was born November 27, 1941, at Lindy, Nebraska. Dan grew up on the family farm in the Lindy area, where he attended rural school near the family farm through the eighth grade. He then went to Crofton High School and graduated in 1959. Dan farmed with his Dad and brother until he enlisted in the United States Army from 1965. After his discharge in 1967, Dan returned to farming.
On November 29, 1975, Dan was united in marriage to Kathleen Kronberg at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children: Jason, Bryon, and Scott. Dan and Kathy farmed and raised their family in the Lindy community.
Dan was a lover of the land. He loved to put his crops in and loved to watch them grow. He also raised cattle and hogs. Dan loved to have the boys ride in the tractor with him and to teach them about farming. Dan was also ready and willing to help anyone that needed help. Dan enjoyed the times taking his family to the zoo in Omaha and taking them fishing in a pasture dam. His favorite thing was soft serve ice cream. Dan was a member of the American Legion, Husker Pig Coop, and the Knox County Pig Coop.
Dan fought a long battle with cancer for a number of years.
Dan is survived by his wife, Kathy of Bloomfield, Nebraska; his sons, Jason, Bryon, and Scott of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Araya, Kaydence, and Ty Nielsen; brother, John Nielsen of Bloomfield; sisters, Irene (Galen) Stewart of Bloomfield and Anna Broders of Freeman, South Dakota; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mary, Jean, Diane, and Judy; brother-in-law, Larry Broders; and father-in-law, Charles Kronberg.
The family requests that everyone attend Daniel’s service in casual clothing.