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Bjarne Winther Nielsen


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bjarne Winther Nielsen Obituary
NIELSEN Bjarne Winther Nielsen, 78, of Cary, North Carolina and formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, died peacefully under hospice care on January 22. Bjarne immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1951 and graduated from Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, NJ. He received his BA from Grinnell College in Iowa and joined the Air Force, where he served for ten years, achieving the rank of Captain. During his military service, he married his wife of 54 years, Peggy, and was stationed in various locations in the United States and in Germany. Bjarne received his MBA at the University of North Florida and was a manager at Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Florida. A loving father and grandfather, Bjarne is survived by his wife, Peggy; his son, Jeff and Jeff's wife Cambria; his daughter, Kirsten and Kirsten's husband Philip Diaz; his four grandchildren, Daniel Nielsen, Andrew Nielsen, Stephen Diaz, and Elizabeth Diaz; and family in Denmark. A memorial service will be held at Cary Presbyterian Church in Cary, North Carolina, on Feb 1. Memorial gifts may be made to the church. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 29, 2014
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