Danny R. Nielsen, 68, of Hornick, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Visitation was from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Burial will be at a later date.
Danny was born the son of Carroll and Geneva (Olsen) Nielsen on October 16, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended East High School.
Danny married Julie Pedersen on June 25, 1994 in Sioux City. They made their home in Sioux City before moving to Hornick.
Danny owned and operated Nielsen Contractors for many years. He took great pride in his work and found pleasure building houses until he retired to enjoy living on his acreage.
He enjoyed being outside and staying busy. He liked to mow, garden, and work in his shed. He visited his sister, Mickey, every morning for a cup of coffee and loved to drive tractors and do field work for his sons-in-law.
His greatest joy was spending time with his large family and his grandchildren and not a day went by without talking to his children. He always had a smile on his face and a laugh that would make anyone smile.
Danny is survived by his wife, Julie Nielsen of Hornick; his children: Farrah Preston, Shane Nielsen, Amanda Pedersen, Kyle (Susette) Nielsen, Kayla (Michael) Folsom, Kendra Nielsen, and Alisha (Jordan) Nielsen; his siblings: Bob Nielsen, Judy (Lavoy) Wriedt, Peggy (Bob) Hilton, Mickey Trail, Michael (Linda) Nielsen, and Pam (Art) Langley; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Nancy; and his sister-in-law, Carole Nielsen.