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Interment following funeral service


Friday July 13th, 2018

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Richard Lee Nielsen

HERINGTON - Richard Lee Nielsen, 79, formerly of Herington, died July 5th, 2018, at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield, KS.   He was born April 15th, 1939, at Fairfield, California, the son of Acle Lamar and Gertrude Estelle (Marham) Nielsen.

Funeral services will be at 10:30am, Friday, July 13th, 2018, at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington, with Pastor Clarence Sumner, officiating.  The American Legion funeral ceremony will be given by the chaplain, Rev. R. Glenn Patterson , Kansas Dept. of American Legion.  Interment will follow at the Sunset Hill Cemetery with military honors.

After his high school graduation, Richard attended California Foothills Junior College and received his associate degree.  He was in the U. S. Navy for twenty years and retired in 1980 as AMCS (E-8).  He moved to Kansas in 1986 and to Herington in 1996. He served as American Legion Kansas Dept. Commander from 1995 – 1996. He was a member of American Legion Post# 12, of Herington, and a past commander.  He was a life member of the VFW, Dix Day Post #1281, of Herington. He was an active member of the Kiwanis of Herington and faithfully supported the flag program on the holidays.   He was an active board member of the Tri County Historical Society.  He liked fishing at the local lakes, gardening in the summer time, and cooking and sharing his foods and garden goodies.  He attended the Senior Center and was known to many for his chicken fried chicken and fish frys. He moved to Winfield Veterans Home in 2015 and loved his time with family and the new friendships he developed in the community. 

He married Judy Gale Oglesby, December 28, 1962, at Reno, Nevada, and she preceded him in death on November 1, 2000.  He is also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Mancini, and his parents.

He is survived by his three children, Richard L. Nielsen, Jr., (Annie) of Pretty Prairie, Troy N. Nielsen (Kim) of Kentucky, Doris Ann Jacob (Rick) of Sedgwick; one brother, Jon Ramsey of Mendocino, CA; 5 sisters, Marjorie Nichols of Tomball, TX, Nancy Sabastain of Long Island, NY, Jolene Crawford of Selma, OR, Ruth Juhola of Glenn Farry, ID, Deborah Ramsey Casey of Mendocino, CA; 8 Grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a special friend, Joyce McCoy.

The family requests memorials to the American Legion for Boys and Girls State; and they may be sent to;  Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.


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```I RMEMBER DICK FROM POST 12 HERINGTON. I ALWAYS SAW HIM WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND A KIND WORD FOR THOSE HE SPOKE WITH. HE WILL BE MISSED MY THOSE WHO LOVED AND KNEW HIM.

GEORGIE MILLER Sep 13 2018 12:00 AM

Thankyou for everything & for the memories. Love you all

Dee Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

Thankyou both. Bringing dad to my birthday party at your house will be a beautiful memory I will have forever

Dee Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

An ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY STANDING SPRAY was ordered on July 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jason Niernberger on July 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

I was very fortunate once upon a time to be able to call Dick "dad". Many fond memories. Regrettably it has been many years since I have seen or spoke to him. He was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Thoughts and prayers to Dee,Troy and Rich (Bud)

Karen Johnson Jul 11 2018 12:00 AM

The last of the true gentlemen,, Richard was a friend for just a few short years, he befriended my grandson an taught him the true value of "hot wheels".. he admirded him very much. I took care of his lawn ,, he taught me how to may " chicken fried chicken" .. We had alot of good times down at the Sr. Center ,,, again one of the last of the true gentleman ,, his children where very lucky to call him Dad. Happy Trails, Richard !

Cris Bayes Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

A PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was ordered on July 9, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on July 9, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you sweetie i hope you are ok

Jillian and Ray Huff Jul 8 2018 12:00 AM

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