Lester Hans Nielsen

Born: Sun., Jan. 7, 1923
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church


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Lester H. Nielsen, 94, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis following a period of declining health.

Born January 7, 1923 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, he was one of four children of Hans and Carrie (Andreen) Nielsen.  After graduation from high school he worked on the family farm/ranch at Lucerne.
During WWII he served in the US Army from 1944-1946.

Lester married Jean E. Hammond October 24, 1943 in Thermopolis.  Lester later went into business for himself working with heavy equipment in the construction industy.

Active in the county, he was involved in FFA from 1938-2008, receiving a 70 year award. He served on the board of Directors of the Wyoming State Highway Department, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, Hot Springs REA Board, later representing the Rocky Mountain Region.  He was a charter member of the Lucerne Water District upon its’creation.  

He was a member of First Baptist Church.  His hobbies included fishing, snowmobiling, traveling and watching his kids and grandkids at their various events.

Family cherishing his memory include his sons, Marvin (Barbara), Thermopolis and Fred, (Phyllis) Glenrock; daughters, Alice Parrish, Highland Haven, TX, and Darlene (Mike) Maser, St. George, UT; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, son, Duane and wife, Jean (2005).

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 8, 10:30 AM at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Winter officiating.  Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery.

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SHIRLEY & JOE WILDMAN
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
Deepest Sympathy to the entire family. Uncle Lester will be missed by so many in his family.

Love to all,

Shirley & Joe

Melinda Long
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by The Longs.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Love from your Texas family, The Longs ( Bob & Mindy, Ryan, Emily & boys)


Pam Lozier and Ron Mowrer
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Condolences to the family. RIP, Lester.

Jodi Foster-Henderson and Jim Henderson
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Please know that we are keeping the family in our prayers and thoughts. Several years ago we visited Thermopolis and went by to see Lester at his home. He proudly showed us his woodworking projects (which were so beautiful, he was a true artist) and was so friendly and welcoming. We know that his family will miss his strength and wisdom.

Forrest Walker
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by The Walkers.

Your Texas family sends prayers and love, Frosty and Debbie, Jeffrey, Becca and family, Kristi and Jared, Casey and Stephen


Jodi Foster
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to the family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Andreen Lauer
   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
Prayers and thoughts to all of the family. I remember Lester as a very caring and patient cousin. Many memories of going to the family home and playing with his kids. Love to all. God bless.

Hubert Lear
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Ole, Jason, and Libby Lear.

Our Deepest Sympathy, Love to you and your Family Ole, Jason, Libby,


BL Qualls
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
To family and friends,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
No matter how long we live we would normally like to live longer. Why is that?
We were created to live forever. God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad or he would surely die. (Genesis 2:17) This was a small test to see if he loved God. 1 John 5:3 says: "For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome. " So why do we die today? Because we inherited imperfection from Adam and Eve. Romans 5:12 says: " That is why, just as through one man sin entered the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned." Jesus gave his life as a ransom to pay back what Adam lost (a perfect human life.)
Romans 5:19 goes on to say: " For just as through the disobedience of one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one person many will be made righteous." Jesus will bring our dead loved ones back to life. Acts 24:15 says: "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."
If you would like a free Bible study, to give you comfort, please go to jw.org at the bottom of the home page to request one at a day and time convenient to you.
The scriptures quoted in this condolence are from the New World Translation.

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