Robert August Nielsen(1921 - 2014)

Robert August Nielsen Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa on February 27, 2014. Born in Oakland on August 8, 1921 to Aage and Ella Nielsen. During World War II he served in the US Navy as a radio operator in the South Pacific on the USS Bosque and USS Crescent City. He later worked for General Steamship Corporation in San Francisco for over 30 years. A longtime resident of Novato, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Elin, socializing with their many friends in Sons of Norway, and spending time with family here and abroad. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elin, his daughters Lori and Christi Nielsen, and grandchildren Megan and Jessica Woodruff and Brandon Jue. He is also survived by his niece, Erin Leonard and nephew, Tim Nielsen.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Aug. 8, 2014