Nancy M. Nielsen
November 25, 1942 - October 27, 2023

Nancy M. Nielsen

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Nancy M. Nielsen, age 80, of Fremont
Died Friday, October 27, 2023 at Methodist Fremont Health

Nancy was born on November 25, 1942 in Fremont to Robert and Evelyn (Jensen) Jorgensen. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Fremont, where she was a lifetime member. She was raised on the family farm in Ames, Nebraska and graduated from Fremont High School in 1960. She attended the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received a two year degree as a Parish Worker in the Lutheran Church.

She met her husband, Gail, in Minneapolis while attending college. They were married April 27, 1962 and were married for 61 ½ years. They returned to Fremont to live and resided in Fremont their entire married life. Nancy was employed by Salem Lutheran Church from 1962 to 1970 doing office work, teaching confirmation and working with the young married couples club.

In 1970 she and her husband opened Nielsen Body Shop, Inc., and she spent the rest of her working years at the shop.

Nancy was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, was a member of Faith Circle and was past president of the First Lutheran Church Women. She also served on the building committee for the new church building and as chairwoman of the 125th anniversary celebration of the church. Nancy was also a state and national FHA officer. She was a 4-H member for ten years and 4-H leader for ten years. She was a member of the Home Economics and Vocational advisory council at the Fremont Senior High School. She was a past president of the Davenport School PTA and coached softball for 2 years in the junior high league. Nancy served two terms as a board member on the Dodge County Extension Board and was a member of the Cosmopolitan service club since 1989.

Nancy enjoyed sports, reading and travelling, especially their time spent in Hawaii.

Husband - Gail of Fremont
Son - Brad (Laura) Nielsen of Omaha
Daughter - Jeanne (Mark Miller) Nielsen of Elkhorn
Grandchildren - Katie (Joel) Kempter of Webster City, Iowa and their children Nora and Aster
Martha (Nathaniel) Engvall of New Haven, Connecticut
Matthew (Abbey) Nielsen of Ham Lake, Minnesota and their children Fen and Sorrel
Jensen Sullivan of Omaha, Nebraska
Emily (Eric) Syverson of Denver, Colorado
Sister - Janet Meyer of Florida
Brothers - Jim (Joyce) Jorgensen of Iowa
David (Shari) Jorgensen of Nebraska
Brothers-in-law - Melvin Nielsen of Iowa
Bernard Nielsen of Alabama
Loren Nielsen of Illinois
Norman (Alice) Nielsen of Iowa
Kirby (Cheryl) Nielsen of Ohio

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

We will celebrate Nancy's life at 10:30am, on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. Deacon Karen Melang will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm with the family present from 4pm to 6pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or the Cosmopolitan Cornbelt Diabetes Connection.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
3:00pm to 7:00pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
With family present from 4-6pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Celebration of Life
Thursday, November 2, 2023
First Lutheran Church
3200 East Military Avenue
Fremont, NE  68025
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Memorial Cemetery
800 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Marty Wikert
    Dear Gail, Brad, Jeanne, and families,

    My heart is saddened by the loss of Nancy. I so enjoyed my time spent with her in bridge club and Job’s Daughters. She was always willing to help in any situation. We often met at Andy’s when we were having dinner there. Good memories sustain us as we go through loss. My prayers are with you all. Marty Wikert
  2. John and Edna Johnson
    Fair winds and following seas
  3. Peggy L Dudley
    This message is for Jan. I am so sorry for your loss, Jan. And just weeks after losing Chris. Gay told me that you hadn't seen Nancy for 2 years and were planning to come to Fremont next week.

    Please know that thoughts and prayers are with you at this rough time. When I called Chris to visit a bit, he always said what a trouper you were through his illness. He was very lucky to have you.

    Take care. Peggy Dudley (Gaughenbaugh) classmate 1966

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