Richard W. Nielsen

Oct. 5, 1933 - Sept. 16, 2009

Richard W. Nielsen, 75, of Black River Falls and formerly of Waukesha died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Black River Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born in Waukesha on Oct. 5, 1933, to Anton and Dorothea (Owens) Nielsen.

He graduated from Waukesha High School and he married Louise Ann Inglehearn in Waukesha on May 29, 1954.

He worked for 39 years at the Waukesha Water Utility. He retired on April 12, 1994, as superintendent of construction at the utility.

In 1970, Richard and Louise became seasonal residents in the town of Manchester in Jackson County. In 1994, they became full-time residents.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise; one son, Russell (Leslie) Nielsen of Waukesha; two daughters, Debra L. Nielsen of Breman, Ga., and Barbara (Gregory) Zoellick of Sussex; one brother, Willard T. Nielsen of Waukesha; a brother-in-law, William Gregware of Virginia; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Richard A. and Roger W. Nielsen; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Dorothy.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. Visitation will be at the cemetery chapel on Monday from noon until the time of services. There will be no visitation in Black River Falls.

The family prefers memorials be given in Richardís name to Black River Falls Emergency Medical Services.

Torgerson's Funeral Service, (715) 284-4321, of Black River Falls, is assisting the family with arrangements.