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Gary Louis Nielsen

Fayetteville, AR, 1939 - 2022

Gary Louis Nielsen was born in Tyler Minn., on October 9, 1939 to Arne and Gladys Nielsen. He resided in Fayetteville, Ark., where he met his soulmate, Joyce Nielsen and were married 60 years. He was a wonderful father to his family of four girls Charlotte, Pamela, Melissa, and Tricia. He was loved by all of his grandchildren, Courtney, Dylan, Annie, Stephanie, Jacob, Joshua, Mallory, and Connor, and great-grandfather to Salem and Harvest. He was survived by his sister, Janice Jamison; and preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Nielsen; and siblings, Jerry Nielsen and Roger Nielsen.
He was a wonderful role model and the rock for our family. He was always there when we needed him. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke we listened because he had a wealth of knowledge to pass along. He was always willing to help anyone and everyone with anything they needed.
We know that we can no longer have you but we are at peace knowing you are with mom in Heaven. Goodbye to the greatest person and most loving father.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Moore's Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
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Published February 19, 2022

Moore Chapel
206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-442-7314