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Information for Kenneth Lee Nielson
14 May, 1913 - 23 April, 1986
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1986

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Kenneth Nielson
    Services for Kenneth Lee Nielson, 72, Middleton, who died Wednesday, April 23, at his home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Middleton.  The Rev. Mark Johnson, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Charles Jackson of the Middleton Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  Interment will follow at Middleton Cemetery under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Nielson was born May 14, 1913, on the family homestead at Mt. Carroll, Ill., where he was reared and educated.  He graduated from Blackburn College at Carlinville, Ill., and in 1938 moved with his family to Oregon.
    During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the 11th Armored Division, and following the war, he returned to reside in New Plymouth until moving to the Middleton area in the early 1950s where he has since resided.
    He was a .farmer and dairyman and in 1977 received the Senior Holstein Breeder Award from the Idaho Holstein Association.  He would have been recognized as a 40-year member of the Holstein Association of America this year.
    He was a member of the Middleton First United Methodist Church, the Middleton Senior Citizens, was present master of Middleton Grange 6, a member of Canyon County Pomona Grange 4, the Idaho State Grange and enjoyed camping at the Southwestern Idaho Senior Citizens Recreational Area at Cascade.
    He is survived by his mother, Mary Nielson of Middleton; a brother, DeWitt Nielson of Colville, Wash.; two sisters, Dorothy Toepfer of Mt. Carroll, Ill., and Beverly Funk of Las Vegas, Nev.; four nieces, two nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his natural mother, Mattie Penhollow Nielson in 1916, his father, Ralph V. Nielson in 1970, and a nephew.
    Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

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