Paul Nielsen, 1941-2018

Published 1:00 am Monday, February 26, 2018

Funeral services for Paul O. Nielsen will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bonnerup Funeral chapel in Albert Lea. Deacon Todd Portinga will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Paul Nielsen

Paul passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Adams Health Care Center in Adams. He was 76.

Paul Orville Nielsen was born June 29, 1941, to Nels and Alga (Brown) Nielsen in Albert Lea. He grew up in the Oakland area and went to Albert Lea schools.

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After his schooling, Paul started a family. He would marry Sandra Fjelbroten and to this union, three children were born: Jeff, Jody and Jaynee. The couple would later divorce.

Paul loved to buy, sell and trade farm machinery. To him, this was never considered a job, as he loved what he did. He made a living from buying and selling, and was very good at what he did. Paul was a great salesman, and always enjoyed getting to know his customers.

Paul was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin.

For the last 30 years, he was fortunate to spend it with his dearest friend and life partner, Darlene Reed.

The couple enjoyed each other’s company.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Nels and Alga.

Paul is survived by his children Jeff Nielsen of Albert Lea, Jody (Will) Warlick of Irmo, South Carolina, and Jaynee Nielsen of Des Moines; grandchildren Tasha Nielsen, Taylor Moore and Jordan Warlick; a sister, Norma Miller, of Mount Vernon, Washington; his companion of 30 years, Darlene Reed, of Austin; very close friend, Tom Dearmin; as well as many extended friends and relatives.

Blessed be his memory.