December 30, 1932 – March 9, 2020
Jack Alan Nielsen Age 87 of Omaha, Ne passed away on March 9th.
Jack was born on December 30, 1932 in Presho, South Dakota to Edwin and Vera (Walker) Nielsen. Jack graduated from Omaha North High School in 1950 and received his BA in Business Admin. From University of Omaha in 1960.He was a claims adjuster for State Farm for 35 years retiring in 1995. Jack enjoyed collecting and restoring Studebakers, and spending summers with the family at the cabin in Minnesota. Jack loved to read, travel and fix things (mostly his children’s autos). He was known and appreciated by many for his stoicism, integrity and humor. Jack’s humor could sometimes be silly but was usually bone dry, straight faced, sarcasm. He was a Master.
Jack accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1975. He and June were faithful members of church’s in Minnesota (Basswood Baptist Underwood MN) and Arizona (Casa Grande Christian Church Casa Grande AZ) during their retirement years, but home was always Florence Christian Church in Omaha where Jack taught and served as an Elder. Florence Christian Church was the avenue God has used to change and bless their lives and their family for forty-five years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son; Gregory and sister; Kay Gammel. Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years June, daughters; Kathy Pettengill and Christy Woobank, son; Jeff Nielsen (Kathy), 9-grandchildren, 8-great-grandchildren, 1- great-great granddaughter, sister; Joan Wheeler, brother; Dennis Nielsen, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday March 12th Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave. Omaha, NE.
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Friday, March 13th Florence Christian Church, 7300 Northridge Dr. Omaha, NE.
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Memorials maybe directed to the Florence Christian Church.
Roeder Mortuary – 4932 Ames Ave, Omaha NE 68104, (402) 453-5600 – www.Roedermortuary.com