Robert L. Nielsen, 66, of Conover, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Robert was born on July 27, 1947 to Robert Nielsen and Dorothy Scovie Nielsen of Chicago, Illinois. He served in the Army for seven years, from 1970-1977. He loved to read, hunt with his sons, golf, travel and cruise.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Charlene Nielsen; children, Nicholas (Sarah) Nielsen, Christian Nielsen and Rebecca Saur, of Washington; brother, John (Vickie) Nielsen, of Indiana; and 9 grandchildren.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Saint Aloysius in Hickory, the family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., and a rosary will be held from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Father Kurt Fohn and Deacon Matthew Reilly will officiate.