Jack Renault Nielsen, 90, of Lyons NE

JACK RENAULT NIELSEN, 90 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska.

Jack was born November 10, 1924 near Cozad, Nebraska, to Peter and Andrea (Jensen) Nielsen. The fourth of six children, he moved to Bancroft at a young age, and then on to Burt County for the remainder of his life.

He served in the Army in occupied Japan, as the war had ended while he was shipping out.

He met his wife, as she was the teacher at Moore School, and boarded with the Nielsens. They were married August 9, 1949. To this union were born three sons, John Richard in 1952, Mark Leslie in 1954 and Michael Christian in 1958. Jack adopted Betty’s daughter Jerrianne. Son Mark passed in 1956, Michael passed in 1971, and John in 2013.

Jack and Betty celebrated their 60th anniversary in August 2009.

Jack was very fond of farming and raising livestock. He loved life on the farm. He enjoyed polka music. He and Betty enjoyed square dancing, even in Hawaii, that was a special trip.

He and Betty moved to Lyons in 1983. He was recognized as he went for his daily drive in his red pickup. Jack always enjoyed visiting and learning.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; three sons; two sisters; three brothers.

He leaves to mourn, daughter, Jerri (Milt) Schreiner of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Mark Booth, of Omaha,  Rachael Nielsen, of Gillette, WY, Jamie Nielsen, of Whitney, NE; three step-grandchildren, Julie (Joe) Wynn, of Omaha, Shannon Barron, of Hay Springs, NE, Kelly Turnbull, of Houston, TX; two great grandchildren, Alayna and Jack Rudloff.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lyons.

VISITATION: Sunday, 5-8 p.m. with family receiving friends, at Pelan Funeral Services, Lyons. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS: Lyons Cemetery with Military Honors by Robert Klase VFW Post No. 7998 and Harvey Lenig American Legion Post No. 83 of Lyons.

MEMORIALS: to the family.

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.


Jack Nielsen

Jack Nielsen

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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