Sept 12, 1917~July 23, 2013
Lynndyl, UT-Keith Nielson, age 95, died July 23, 2013 at home in Lynndyl surrounded by his children. Born Sept. 12, 1917, in Leamington to Fred and Mary Muir Steedman Nielson. Born in John Anderson's store and weighed a whopping 12 pounds on the hardtack candy scales. Grew up in Leamington. Served as Sergeant in US Army during World War II
. Fought in several major battles including Omaha Beach at Normandy Beachhead; Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge); Rhineland and Central Europe. Recipient of Bronze Arrowhead for Normandy Beachhead landing, and 5 Bronze Stars
for other major battles. Returning home, met Ruby Camille Rosquist at a dance in Moroni. They enjoyed dancing throughout their lives. They married on Dec. 31, 1946 in Fountain Green. Later solemnized in Manti Temple on June 8, 1961. She died June 24, 2010. Lived in Magna 3 years while he worked for Kennecott, but his passion was farming so he came home and farmed the rest of his life in Leamington and Lynndyl. Served as mayor of Lynndyl, president of Central Utah Irrigation Co, and Leamington Irrigation Co. Served in two Bishoprics and other church callings, and faithful home teacher.
Survived by children: Kay Stowell (Roger); Sheila Park; Doug Nielson (Jodi); Sheryl Wilson (Scott); daughter-in-law: Sandra Nielson; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brother: Max Nielson (Christine); sister: Rae Travato. Preceded in death by wife: Camille; son: Wendell Keith; son-in-law: Mike Park; brother: Bevan; sisters: Helen and Gwen.
Funeral: Saturday, July 27, 11 am, Leamington LDS Church. Viewings: Friday, July 26, 7-8 pm at Nickle Mortuary; Saturday, 9:30-10:40 am. Burial Lynndyl Cemetery. Online condolences www.nicklemortuary.com