Published: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Mike Nielsen was born Sept. 18, 1965, in Huron, S.D., to Marvin and Delores (Ames) Nielsen. He grew up on the family dairy farm northwest of St. Lawrence, S.D., and he graduated from high school in Miller, S.D., in 1983. He moved to Custer, S.D., in 1984 where he met Bonnie (Kenefick). They were married Sept. 22, 1990.
Mike experienced an abundance of life through hard work and dedication. In his 45 short years he was a very successful husband, dad, friend and business man.
Mike died after a long battle with cancer on Feb. 9, 2011. He was 45.
Mike was proceeded in death his grandparents; aunts; uncles; and several cousins.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie; and their children, Lauren (Shem) Sigafoos of Hot Springs, S.D., Justin Nielsen of Custer and Caitlan Nielsen of Custer; his parents, Marvin and Delores Nielsen of Custer; his brothers, Pat Nielsen of Custer, Mark (Kim) Nielsen of Custer; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were Feb. 12 at Custer Lutheran Fellowship Church with Pastors Neil Hughes, Don Hartley and Tom Opoien officiating. Interment followed at Custer Cemetery.
Memorial fund given to Compassionate Care Hospice, 602 Mt Rushmore Rd. Suite 2, Custer, SD 57730.
Written condolences can be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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