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Leone E. Nielsen
May 28, 1920-May 18, 2013

Leone E. Nielsen, age 92, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at her daughter's home in Casnovia under the loving care of her family and Grace Hospice. She was born May 28, 1920 in Nunica, the daughter of Philipp and Hulda (Lange) Hecksel. She graduated from Western Michigan University in 1943 with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics, and started teaching at Blanchard High School in the fall of 1943. She married Lawrence Nielsen of Blanchard on March 16, 1945 in Nunica.
They enjoyed 50 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death in 1995. Leone was also preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Boyer in 2004; and eight brothers and sisters.
She was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Edmore. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and canning. She was adventurous, and enjoyed three visits to Alaska in the later years of her life. Leone is survived by her children, Judy (Ron) Atkins of Swanton, OH, Wendell (Gwen) Nielsen of Kalamazoo, Lynne (Jeff) Gussert of Iron Mountain, and Coleen Boyer of Casnovia; grandchildren, Regina (Greg) Kruger, Caley (Shelly) Edgerly, Cari Edgerly, Beth (Bill) Stevenson, Cory Riche, Erin (Colin) Weber, Carly Gussert, Gordon Boyer, and Kirk Boyer; and eleven great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Edmore, with the Reverend Aaron I. Sorrels officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at church, and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral at church. Burial will be in Rolland Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or Grace Hospice, Muskegon. Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, is serving the Nielsen family, and messages of condolence may be sent via
Published in The Morning Sun on May 20, 2013
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