D. Wayne Nilsson|
1925 ~ 2014
Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away at home surrounded by so much love. He lived a long, beautiful life.
As a young man Wayne proudly joined the Navy, served in World War II and served his country honorably. He married Carole Worthen in 1949, later divorced. They were blessed with five sons. Well into his retirement years he opened his heart and home to his granddaughter where he raised her and they became inseparable and best friends.
Wayne spent his life serving others. He was the most wonderful example of Christ-like love. He was very active in the LDS church where he had many callings. He loved staying busy and spent many hours tinkering around the house and countless hours planting flowers and doing yard work.
Wayne had a heart of gold and was a man full of wisdom, strength, love and faith. He was simply the best for so many reasons. He was a wonderful friend, amazing father and the best papa. He was truly a blessing to all and will be missed so much.
Those left to cherish his memories are his boys Doug Nilsson (Renae), Steve Nilsson, his granddaughter Trisha Nilsson Watson (Brian), his brothers Dale Nilsson and Lynn Nilsson, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his three boys Michael, Kyle and Donald.
A viewing will be Thursday evening, April 17, 6-8 pm at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street, Midvale, Utah. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 11 am at Hillcrest 9th Ward, 915 East Peach Blossom Drive, Sandy. Viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Veterans Cemetery Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Road.
I love you so much Papa! Your love will light my way, your memory will always be in my heart. www.goffmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 16, 2014