Curtis Nielsen

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Curtis passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Essentia Health at the age of 81.

Curtis Nielsen was born to Roy and Bernice (Barnhill) on April 16, 1931 near Becida, MN. Upon completing his education, Curtis enlisted in the Army and retired after 23 years of service. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending summers at the lake, fishing, and making furniture for family and friends.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; a sister; and his fishing buddy Buford (a much-loved Yorkie.)

Curtis was affectionately known as Grandpa Don by his 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He will be great missed by his family and life-long friends Dave and Anita.

A special thanks to the staff at Essentia Health for their compassion and professionalism.

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Memories Timeline


  1. Fargo North Dakota
    You are greatly missed. I will miss hearing you telling me how much you loved me an listen to me when I needed to talk. Your hugs always filled my heart and I always knew I could count on you.

    You are my one an only dad! You taught me so many things about life. May you rest in peace and know I will always carry you in my heart.

    Love your daughter
    Joni Bosch

  2. Moorhead MN
    We know you and Buford will be spending every day fishing for that big one! We love and miss you Don!
    QLove Dave and Anita

  3. Dad,

    This April would be another birthday for you. Please know that we are thinking of you and we carry you with us each and every day.

    Thank you for being the best Father ever!!

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