Obits – Walter Frankland Nielsen

Walter Frankland Nielsen, age 72, of Waconia, Minn., died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Service was held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Friendship Church, 12800 Marystown Road, Shakopee, Minn., with The Reverend Mike Golay officiating.
The family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church. Private family inurnment will be at All Saints Cemetery, Lakeville, Minn.
Walter was born July 19, 1940 in Payette, Idaho to Virgil and Leona (Mulinex) Nielsen, one of nine children.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughter, Pari (Mike) Schilz, of Prior Lake, and their children, Ashley, McKayla, and Mitchell; son, Daren (Gabrielle), of Eugene, Ore., and their children, Heather and Nicole; Nancy’s children, Jim (Susie) Kranz, of New Prague, and their children, Shelby and Alyssa; Laura (Jeff) Hron, of Cologne, and their children, Alex and Sydney.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Lani Pitt Nielsen, and Nancy’s daughter, Lisa DiCapo.
Funeral arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, Minn.