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Jeff Nielsen

Former Sioux Falls, SD resident Jeff Nielsen passed away August 18, 2015 in Littleton, CO. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug 27 at 2 p.m. at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO. Horan & McConaty Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Donations can be made in Jeff's honor to Compassion International. Jeff was born March 26, 1948 in Sioux Falls to Clint and Eris Nielsen. He was educated at Garfield Elementary, Edison Jr High and Washington High School (1966), where he played varsity football and basketball. He graduated from Anderson University (IN) with a degree in social work in 1970. Following graduation, Jeff spent ten years in law enforcement in Lakewood, CO. Prior to retiring in 2008, Jeff used his law enforcement background and became an outstanding public servant for Arapahoe County. He served many years as a medical investigator for the County Coroner's office. Verbally or through quiet example, Jeff was always willing to share his strong Christian faith. He was a special inspiration to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Adele Nielsen of Littleton, sons Aaron (Kristen) of Colorado Springs and Jacob (Maria) Nielsen of Littleton and four grandchildren: Jesse, Luke, Heidi and Zachary Nielsen. Jeff is also survived by parents Clint and Eris Nielsen, sister Judy (Kevin) Johansen, and brothers Terry (Linda) Nielsen, all of Sioux Falls and Tim (Enid) Nielsen of Portland, OR. Also mourning his loss are nieces Angela (John) Kopfer, Tonya (Doug) Novak and nephews Christopher (Jessica) Nielsen and Drew (Melissa) Nielsen, plus great-nieces Jordan and Taylor Kopfer; Mackenzie, Sarah and Grace Novak; Gabriella, Samantha and Seneca Nielsen and great-nephew Rhys Nielsen.



Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 23, 2015
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