Melvin H. Nielsen, 87, formerly of Jackson Twp. passed away Tuesday
afternoon, Nov. 6, 2007 in Colorado.
Mel was born on July 9th, 1923, in Valparaiso Ind.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, the former Lora
Fisher of Franciseville, Ind.
Along with his wife Lora, he is survived by sons Ron Nielsen of Tempe, Ariz.,
Larry Nielsen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Marcia (Paul) Varady of
Anchorage, Alaska and son Randy (Barbara Berlin) Nielsen of Midlothian, Va.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Corey (Lisa) Nielsen of
Durango, Colo., Shelley Nielsen of Durango, Colo., Tiffany Dennis, of Alaska,
Carrie (Tommy) Rutherford, Wyoming, Joshua (Sharon) Varady, of Anchorage,
Alaska, Jesse Varady, Anchorage, Alaska, Blake Nielsen and Nicholas Nielsen
both of Midlothian, Va.; great-grandchildren include Timothy, Luke, Genevieve
and Theodore Dennis of Alaska. Kellie and Katie Rutherford of Wyoming, Jadon
Varady of Alaska.
Mel excelled in academics, athletics and was a graduate of Jackson Township
High School. After high school he proudly served his country in the United
States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After WWII, he
returned to Indiana. He was known as a true gentleman to his friends and
neighbors. He served as the local Justice of the Peace before settling into
his life of starting his own company.
In 1966 he took his construction expertise to Colorado Springs. With his wife
Lora they continued to satisfy clients needs with Mel's expertise in the
Pikes Peak Region until his retirement in 1986. The legacy of M.H. Nielsen
Construction can be seen all over the state of Colorado. Some of his past
constructional efforts have been featured in Sunset Magazine.
Visitation was November 9, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. with services following
at the Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado