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Chris Nielsen


1928 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
CHRIS NIELSEN Age 85, of Hemet, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2013 at home surrounded by family. The funeral service will be on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at noon with visitation being from 10 to 12 AM prior to service at the Hemet Valley Mortuary, 403 N. San Jacinto Street. Interment will be on Monday, November 25 at 2:30 PM at the San Jacinto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be sent to Inland Empire Home Health and Hospice. Chris, the son of Martin and Maren Nielsen was born on March 4, 1928 in Denmark. As a young man, he moved to the USA in February, 1952 and worked his way across America until he settled in Alaska in 1954 where he was later joined by his two brothers, Bent and Knud. He and his brothers owned an excavating company in Anchorage, Alaska for over 35 years and were very well respected by the community. Chris was united in marriage to Yvonne Crossley in November, 1961. He and his wife, Yvonne, semi-retired in 1985 and moved to Hemet, California. Chris was well known for his cheery and helpful nature and his generous spirit. He loved working in the dirt, whether it was gardening and taking care of his fruit trees or digging holes for new homes. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was always a hard worker but enjoyed playing games with friends and family in the evenings. And he enjoyed baking and sharing his persimmon cookies He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Yvonne Nielsen. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Hill; two grandsons Jason and Jonathan Hill; his great granddaughter, Jaymie Hill; two brothers Bent and Knud Nielsen; Mary Nielsen, his wife of two years, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 22, 2013
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