Brian Martin Nielsen

Sep 3, 1947 - Dec 7, 2016


Born September 3rd, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa, Brian passed away December 7th, 2016 peacefully while he slept with his wife, children and oldest grandchildren by his side. Preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Irwin Nielsen, Brian was an only child. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, children, Lana, Erik and Rene, and his grandchildren, Brianna, Eden, Avery, Hannah and Emanuel. He leaves behind many friends and family who loved and cared for him. He was a beloved Dad, loving Papa, a Patriot, Vietnam Veteran, a great mechanic and an even better wood craftsman. He was quiet and sometimes reserved but for those who got to know him knew he was a great man who was caring, had a great sense of humor, and would do anything for his family. A celebration of life ceremony will be held in the summer of 2017 and Brian will ultimately be laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery for Veterans in Dixon, CA.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Rosy Chow says:

    May warm memories Soften your Sadness and may your faith help you face each new day. Thoughts and prayers to your family

  • Brian Raasch says:

    Brian, it was a pleasure to have you as one of my best customers at my diner. You were a great guy and I’m gonna miss you. Rest In Peace and we will always remember you fondly, here at mikes diner

  • Julie Price says:

    I I’m truly sorry for your loss Brian was awesome guy. I know he will be missed by many. I enjoyed working with Brian.

  • Guillermo Martinez says:

    Please accept my condolences and those of our staff on your loss.

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