Anthony C. Nielsen

Salem, Oregon

May 5, 1952 – Jan 6, 2018


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Anthony (Tony) C. NielsenSalem - May 5, 1952 - January 6, 2018On Saturday, January 6, Tony Nielsen died surrounded by family and friends. Tony has been and will continue to be remembered as gentle, kind, funny, and generous. Born at Salem Hospital on May 5, 1952, to Chuck and Maxine Nielsen, Tony...

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I knew Tony from day 1! Our parents were best friends, and Tony and I were born 1 day apart. We grew up playing together at each other's homes while our moms talked, sewed, canned, etc. We tagged along when they picked berries, we shucked corn together for the Lion's club corn booth sales. After his mom died, he looked to my mom for a great substitute. After he married, he would bring the kids over to see my parents as if they were grand kids. He was wonderful to take the time to go see them...

Tony sold us the lot we built our current house on. We have fond memories of Tony and his family as our neighbor. We were also next door neighbors with Mike Nielsen and his family and have fond memories of that time, too. Both brothers left too soon and we miss them. We pray Tony's family to have peace and that we will see him again.

I was so fortunate to know Tony as a wonderful neighbor on River Heights Lane. I have wonderful memories of our young children playing together- in the snow, in fall leaves, neighborhood Easter egg hunts, and at the playground and posing for Halloween pictures. My husband and have been very blessed by knowing Tony and Margaret and their children. I will always remember Tony as a kind, gentle man who loved the outdoors and his family. Margaret, our heart and prayers goes out to you and your...

I had the distinct pleasure of skiing and spending time with Tony in Ketchum Id. Great guy and lots of fun. Will rip one down Flying Squirrel for you Tony!

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.. I knew Tony as a wonderful person, an amazing developer and a great neighbor of a very special neighborhood called River Heights. Our children grew up together on the hill. Many good times had.. You truly will be missed by so many.. My thoughts and prayers are with you Margaret, Elizabeth, Andrew and Sarah..
"Pour out your heart to Him in prayer and He'll give you the peace of God that goes beyond all human understanding"...

The Tony I knew was a young kid maybe even in his teens. My connection was my mother, Margaret M. Boyer, who worked for Maxine and Chuck in their home. They took her in like she was family with much love and respect. She loved them back just the same. She often talked with love about Mike and Tony and would be their babysitter when Maxine and Chuck had to be out of town.
I want to add my condolences to your family, Margaret. I am sorry that such a great man was...

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Tony, in the early days of Sustainable Fairview. I was Land Use Chair for the Morningside Neighborhood Assn. at the time. He was such a fine gentleman to work with. I offer my condolences to his family and friends at his passing. The community will miss his talents.

Every once in a while you have the great fortune to meet a wonderful person. I first met Tony at my brothers house some 43 years ago. He was a gentle soul. Funny, caring, kind, intelligent, compassionate and the list goes on. If you were lucky enough to be his friend you were beyond lucky. He loved to invite his friends out to the farm for Sunset or up to his cabin on the Santiam. We used to have winter Solstice on the farm where he would truck in snow and the kids would have a blast! Okay,...

I am fortunate to have spent the last 16 years of fun filled summers at Detroit Lake with this man. His gentle soul and thoughtful insight touched everyone who crossed his path. He will be missed greatly, but the memories will live on through stories, laughter and smiles. Tony's friendship was a gift to so many. On this day of remembering admirable men, I leave a quote I live by. "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear" - Martin Luther King, Jr.