Malad – David DeMar Nielsen left this mortal life Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home in Malad, Idaho. David was born in Malad, Idaho September 20, 1935, to Charles Janus Nielsen and Ina Petersen of Holbrook, Idaho. He was raised and educated in Holbrook and Malad and also attended Ricks College. He was raised to work and spent his life doing just that. He grew up working on the family homestead and after college, he was employed with Corbridge Brothers as a farmhand where he worked until receiving his mission call. David served an honorable full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from1955-1957 in the United States Great Lakes mission. Upon his return, he resumed his employment with Corbridge Brothers. During this time, he began courting Marjorie Ward until the couple was married August 18, 1960. Shortly thereafter, David was enlisted into the United States Army where he served for two years and was honorably discharged. Upon his return, David and Marjorie made plans to become dairy farmers, which they did. The Nielsen Dairy remained in business for over 40 years until 2008. Upon the death of Marjorie, David married Eva Lou Ross on March 18, 1983, until his death. David was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in the following capacities: counselor in Sunday School and Elder’s Quorum Presidency, High Priest Quorum instructor, Ward Missionary and faithful Home Teacher. David loved his Father in Heaven and had a strong testimony of family, neighbors and country and will forever be remembered for the patriarch he was.
He is survived by his wife Eva Lou of Malad, Idaho; five children; Pamela Nielsen of Murray, Utah, DeMar (Jordana) Nielsen of Richmond, Utah, Steve (Angie) Ross of West Jordan, Utah, Bryan (Shelly)Nielsen of Logan, Utah and Kiristine (Brian) Isaccson of Clinton, Utah. Eleven grandchildren. Brothers; Charles (Ralene) Nielsen of South Jordan, Utah, KleaMae (Warren) Brown of Saint George, Utah, Ladell (Donna) Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, Leo (Judy) Nielsen of Taylorsville, Utah, Elden (Joan) Nielsen of Malad, Idaho and Helen Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, wife and grandson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 22 at 12:00 noon in the Malad LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 400 N. 200 W. Friends may visit with the Nielsen family on Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W 300 N., and again on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30am prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. You may send condolences to the Nielsen family by going to www.horsleyfuneralhome.com You may call 766-4330 for further questions.
Malad LDS 7th Ward Chapel – March 22, 2011
Bishop Cory Ihler, officiating
President Matthew Wray, presiding
Family Prayer – Eldon Nielsen, brother
Prelude & Postlude – Joan Williams
Invocation – Lou Dell Nielsen
Life Sketch – Pam Nielsen, daughter
Musical Selection – “How Great Thou Art” by Sue Stevens & Jill Blaisdell, acc. by Carla Williams
Speaker – DeMar Nielsen, son
Speaker – Steve Ross, son
Speaker – Bryan Nielsen, son
Piano Solo – “an From Snowy River” by Kirstine Isaacson, daughter
Remarks – Pres. Matthew Wray
Remarks – Bishop Cory Ihler
Benediction – Brian Isaacson, son-in-law
Malad City Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer – DeMar Romrell
Military rites by the American Legion, Ernest W. Jones Post #65 and The Idaho Honor Guard
7TH Ward Relief Society