Ronald Nielsen, 62
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:01am admin
Aug. 8, 1956 —
July 20, 2019
CRESCO - Ronald Dean Nielsen, age 62, of Cresco, Iowa, formerly of Elma, Iowa passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Linn Haven Rehab and Health Care in New Hampton, Iowa.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elma, with Pastor Daird Korth officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery at Elma at a later date. Condolences for Ron’s family may be left at www.conway-markham fh.com.
Ronald Dean Nielsen was born on Aug. 8, 1956 to Marvin and Beverly (Kirchner) Nielsen in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The family later moved to Elma. He attended school in Cresco, where he graduated in 1974. He was employed as a forklift operator at Sara Lee for 10 years until his health prevented him from working and was not been able to work since.
Ron enjoyed being with family, fishing, buying and selling cars and horticulture.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly Flugge of Elma; a son, Barry (Sara) Nielsen of Woden, Iowa and their children, Clayton, Annabelle and Kimberley; sisters, Kathy (Bob) McIntyre of Cresco and Pat Mitchell of Elma; and brothers, James (Jainqin) Nielsen of Sugarland, Texas and Peder (Pegr) Nielsen of Gilbert, Ariz. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Marvin; stepfather, Donald Flugge; and his grandparents.