Pamela Lee (Kirk) Nielsen (1956 - 2012)

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Funeral services for Pamela L. Nielsen, 56 of Newell, were held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Pamela Lee Kirk was born July 4, 1956 in Audubon, the daughter of Norman and Harriet (Curry) Kirk and died Aug. 30, 2012 at her home. As an infant, she was baptized at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Audubon. In 1971, she was confirmed at Exira Lutheran Church in Exira.
Growing up, Pam attended Exira Elementary School and graduated from Exira Community High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society in 1974. While attending high school, Pam was very active in many musicals. She was a member of the Exira Rainbow Assembly, Exira Luther League, and the Exira Community Choir.
On May 24, 1975, Pam was united in marriage to Randall Nielsen at the Exira Lutheran Church. Together, they were blessed with two sons, Christopher Lee and Joshua Lynn.
Pam was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake where she took part in the praise band, Crosswind. She was a member of the Storm Lake Music Boosters and Storm Lake Relay for Life. Pam served as a Head Start Teacher and worked at Ressler Drug for many years before working at HyVee as a Pharmacy Technician.
Family was very important to Pam, especially playing with her grandchildren. Pam was musically gifted. She loved playing the piano and organ and also enjoyed singing in the Sharon Oaks Band. In her spare time, she enjoyed golfing. Pam treasured spending time with her family and friends and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Pam was preceded in death by her father, Norman Kirk.  
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Randy Nielsen of Newell; sons: Christopher Nielsen of Newell; Joshua (Brenda) Nielsen of Newell; grandchildren: Hanna and Rilyn Nielsen; Rowyn Nielsen; mother, Harriet Kirk of Newell; sister, Debbie (Thor) Carlson of Leander, Texas; parents-in-law, Elmer and Helen Nielsen of Exira; brothers-in-law: Rick (Diane) Nielsen of Exira; Bob (Sylvia) Nielsen of Exira;
A memorial fund has been established.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14, 2012