Larry John Nielsen

Nov 9, 2019
Nielsen, Larry news


11:00 AM, Thursday, November 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church, corner of West 4th St. & Baltimore St., Waterloo


5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Locke Funeral Home and for an hour before services at the church on Thursday.


Garden of Memories Cemetery


First Baptist Church or charity of donor's choice


Larry John Nielsen, 77, of Waterloo, IA, died on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital of natural causes.

Larry was born on January 11, 1942 in Waterloo, to Edward W. and Esther Jane Busey Nielsen and graduated in 1960 from Waterloo West High School; he later graduated from a trade school in Kansas City for heating/cooling.

He worked in heating & cooling in the John Deere Foundry; he retired after 28 years on December 31, 1990.

Larry married Paula Iehl on September 4, 1965, in Cedar, MN. He attended First Baptist Church and was a member of UAW Local #838. Larry loved fishing, pets (especially dogs), playing cribbage with his grandchildren or anyone else, western movies and books, and gambling. He had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife; grandchildren, Andrew (Fernando Castillo) Nielsen of Waterloo and Amanda (Erika Schuman) Tyler of Aplington; his step-father, Edwin Biersner of Wellsburg; great-grandchildren, Kaylin Tyler and Emerson Tyler; a niece, Kristina Miller of San Diego‚ CA; his dog, Katie; four brothers-in-law, Marshall Iehl, Rex (Jerri) Iehl‚ Chris (Diane) Iehl‚ all of Waterloo, and Calvin (Deb) Iehl of Cedar Falls; sisters-in-law, Wanda Bergstrom and Joan Iehl‚ both of Waterloo; and other extended family.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brad Nielsen; brothers, Ron and Tom Nielsen; a sister, Marybelle Reeder; brother-in-law, Ray Iehl; and his in-laws, Mary and William R. Iehl.

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  1. Tom & Ronda Callan | Nov 12, 2019


    So sorry to hear about Larry.  He always made me laugh and always had a good story to tell.  May he rest in peace.  Ronda and I will keep you in our prayers.  

    Tom & Ronda Callan

    San Angelo, TX 

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