Christopher Nielsen

Christopher Nielsen, 39, of Newell died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial followed in Newell Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Lee Nielsen was born July 8, 1978 in Storm Lake, the son of Randall and Pamela Lee (Kirk) Nielsen.

In his youth, Chris was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.

Chris attended school in Storm Lake, graduating from Storm Lake High School in 1997. He continued his education at Iowa State University.

On July 10, 1999, Chris was united in marriage to Tara Struve at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Together, they were blessed with two children, Hanna and Rilyn.

Chris worked for Northwest Concrete in Storm Lake. He previously worked at the Lakeshore and Villager Restaurants in Storm Lake for 16 years.

Chris enjoyed fishing and golfing. He liked listening and playing music, and was an excellent tambourine player. Most of all, Chris loved spending time with his children, family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Hanna and Rilyn Nielsen of Newell; father, Randy Nielsen (special friend, Debbie Davis) of Newell; brother, Josh Nielsen of Newell; niece, Rowyn Nielsen of Newell; grandmothers: Harriet Kirk of Newell; Helen Nielsen of Exira; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Nielsen; and grandfathers, Elmer Nielsen and Norm Kirk.