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Mark P. Nielsen

Mark P. Nielsen, 56, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Randall L. Dilts will officiate. There will be no public visitation. Mr. Nielsen's body is being cremated. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mark was born on March 17, 1956, in Grand Island, the son of Alan and Joan (Thornton) Nielsen. He was united in marriage to Donna M. Cyboron on June 12, 1976, in Rockville. He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Nielsen of St. Paul; son and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Tami Nielsen of St. Paul; two daughters and one son-in-law, Timmery and Joe Parr of Fairfield and Hillary Nielsen of St. Paul; his father, Alan Nielsen of Boelus; two brothers, Alan Ray Nielsen and his wife,Shelly of Grand Island and Paul Nielsen and his wife,Vickie of St. Paul; three sisters, Sarah “Sally” Sazama and Dave Andrews of Shelton, Connie Steele and her husband, Willie of Greeley and Toni Bentz and her husband, Paul of St. Paul. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Austin and Lauryn Schuller, Tayler and Bentley Nielsen and Emma Parr; his mother-in-law, Henrietta Cyboron of Boelus; and Donna's siblings and spouses, Gordon Cyboron of Ravenna, Dennis Cyboron of Boelus, Dan and Kim Cyboron of Ravenna, Glenda Cyboron of Grand Island, Gladys and Clint Covey of Lakeville, MN and Dorothy and Doran Moss of Cairo. Mark grew up in Boelus where he attended Boelus Public School and graduated from Centura High School in 1974. He then attended Hastings College where he participated in football and track and field. After he and Donna married they lived in Boelus where he worked in construction. In 1984, the family moved to St. Paul where he continued in his construction business, “Nielsen Nailers”. He built numerous homes and businesses in the area, including: Super 8 Motel, Subway, Classy Chassy, Pro Lube & Car Wash, USDA Service Center and Parkside North Apartments. Over the years Mark played in various local bands including, “Wizard”, “Workin Knights” and “Larry and the Lightening Bolts”. They mainly played in Central Nebraska, but once went on a tour of Canada. He was still involved in his construction business and he and Donna also currently owned and operated Bel Air Motel and The Cage Bar & Grill in St. Paul. Mark loved his family, his dog 'Carly”, guitars and making music. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Nielsen; and his father-in-law, Raymond Cyboron. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Donna, I’m deeply saddened to hear about Mark. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories of Mark for comfort. God’s Blessings to everyone. Debbie

Debbie McLachlan Apr 23 2012 12:00 AM

Our sympathy for the loss of Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know the cherished memories of Mark will bring peace to your heart in your time of sorrow.

Carla and Terry Englund and family Apr 20 2012 12:00 AM

My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you in the Nielsen family.

Roni Dorsey Apr 20 2012 12:00 AM

i rode to football practice at centura high with mark everyday my condolances to the family

alan sinner Apr 20 2012 12:00 AM

Timmery, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. Please let us know if you need anything.

Becky Fisher & Casey McGooden Apr 20 2012 12:00 AM

I read the Grand Island Independant every morning online, as I winter in Florida. I was so saddened when I read about Mark. I have know him for about 15 years. He was one of the nicest people I met in the area, he and Donna are just top notch. A man of good character, just a first class person. My saympathy and prayers go out to Donna and the family. I know you all will miss him. The video tribute is very nice. May God give you strength and bestow his Blessings to the entire family.

Lou Tjernagel Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM

We are sure sorry to hear of your loss. Mark was a good man and liked by all. Edith also spoke so highly of your whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark & Patti Van Pelt Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM

MY memories of Mark are in highschool, we went to the state championship in 1974....he Bwill be missed...god bless the Nielsen family

Earl T. Sautter Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM

Donna So sorry for your sudden loss. No words can take away your pain but hopefully words can comfort you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Keep the memories close. Kent and Lori Davidson Boughton

Lori Davidson Boughton Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM

With our Love and Hope for all. Will miss Mark and always injoyed playing and singing with my friend. We will always rock together.

ron and peg spence Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM

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