Lois Nielsen | Obituaries | www.norfolkdailynews.com

NORFOLK – Services for Lois A. Nielsen, 90, of Norfolk, will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Rev. Mike Moreno will lead the service. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. The viewing will take place at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk on Monday 14 November from 5pm to 7pm and will also begin an hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Lois Nielsen died on Friday November 11 at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing home in Norfolk. The Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is responsible for the preparations.


Lois was born in Pierce on April 23, 1932 to Emil and Rose (Lierman) Retzlaff. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hadar, and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Norfolk. Lois attended elementary school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Norfolk and graduated from Norfolk High School before attending Norfolk Business College to train as a secretary.

She married Howard Nielsen on March 23, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar. He died November 25, 1992. After marriage, Lois and Howard farmed in Stanton County, Illinois, and Wisconsin until they moved to Norfolk in 1962. She began working as a dental technician for Wells Dental Lab in 1965 until 1980 and spent two years with the district attorney’s office. She enjoyed her flowers, little vegetable gardens, watching baseball and Husker football games.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk. She volunteered in church activities and enjoyed painting china and carving wooden birds with her friends.

Survivors include her sons Curtis (Janet) Nielsen of Tyndall, SD, Mitch (Karen) Nielsen of Madison; four grandchildren Diane (Mike) Tworek, Dani (Brian) Hadcock, Shawn (Amanda) Nielsen, Nicholas (Robin) Nielsen; eight great-grandchildren; Sister Janet (Gene) Claussen of Wayne.

She was preceded in death by spouse Howard, parents Emil and Rose, brothers Milton, Delbert and Marvin, and sister Delpha Wolff.

The pallbearers will be Shawn Nielsen, Nicholas Nielsen, Mike Tworek, Brian Hadcock, Wayne Hansen and Mert Palmer.

Condolences can be offered to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

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