Born in Denmark, he was the son of the late Niels and Anna Christiansen Nielsen. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a navigator in the Army Air Corp and stationed in England during WWII. Mr. Nielsen was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. He was the widower of Theodora Carlyn Nielsen, who died in 2006.
Surviving is his daughter, Karla R. Nielsen of Bristol, R.I.
No local services are planned.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.
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