Daniel J. ‘Red’
J. “Red” Nielsen of First Avenue in Grafton passed away unexpectedly in
Rhinelander on Saturday, June 15, 2013, where he was visiting with
friends. He was 51 years old.
Daniel was born in Fort Atkinson on Feb. 17, 1962, the son of Raymond
and Marcella Romens Nielsen. Red grew up in Palmyra until the family
moved to Milwaukee in 1967 and later to Cedarburg in 1969. He attended
local schools and graduated from Cedarburg High School with the class of
Red started working at Circle B Recreation Center in Cedarburg while he
was in high school, and worked his way up to manager. He spent much of
his free time there when he wasn’t working, just because he enjoyed the
people so much. Red liked bowling, golfing, playing horseshoes and
hunting with his son. He had a passion for cooking, and frequently used
his own recipes at Circle B.
He is survived by his son, Justin, of Brillion; parents, Raymond and
Marcella Nielsen of Cedarburg; four brothers and sisters, Terry (Neil)
Dishman of Talala, Okla., Dennis (Debbie) Nielsen of Grafton, Mary
(David) Golab of Brookfield and Don (Kris) Nielsen of Marshfield. Red is
further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other
relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today, June 20, at the
Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Father Tom
Eichenberger will preside. Red will be laid to rest at St. Francis
Borgia Cemetery the following day. The family will receive visitors
today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with a reception to
follow at Circle B. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online
condolences can be left at
Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family.