Obituary Record

Paul Homer Nielsen
Died on 3/2/2005
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Pilot Tribune 8 Mar 2005


P. Homer Nielsen, 86

Paul Homer Nielsen, 86, of Blair, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Blair. Memorial services were Sunday, March 6, at First Lutheran Church in Blair.

Paul Homer Frank Nielsen was born June 2, 1918, in New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada, to Rev. Frank and Hilda Nielsen.

He attended high school in Racine, Wis., from 1932 until 1936, and entered the freshman class of Dana College in 1937. He graduated from Dana in 1941.

On Dec. 23, 1942, he married Ione Christensen in Green Bay, Wis.

Mr. Nielsen served in the armed forces from July 14, 1942, until his discharge on Dec. 22, 1945. After his military service, he studied at Columbia University Graduate School in 1946 before serving as the public relations director at Dana College from 1947 to 1953. He began a career as a financial advisor for IDS/American Express in 1953, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1998.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Judith Refsell of Little Rock, Ark., and Sharon and George Rozanski of Omaha; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ione; a son-in-law, Stephen Refsell; great-granddaughter, Claire; brother, Mortimer; and sister, Vera.

Memorials are suggested to the Dana College Archives or the Dana Athletic Department.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Omaha World Herald 4 Mar 2005

NIELSEN---Homer, F., age 86, Blair NE. Survived by daughters, Judy Refsell, Little rock, AR, Sharon and son-in-law, George Rozanski, Omaha; 4 grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Jeppesen, Des Plaines, IL.

Memorial Service 2pm Sunday First Lutheran Church, Blair, NE. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Dana College Archives or Athletic Dept.


~~~ Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 3/8/2005