James S. Nielsen, 48

Published 11:44 am Monday, October 3, 2011

James Nielsen

James Scott Nielsen, 48, of Austin, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home of natural causes.

Jim was born Feb. 13, 1963, in Austin to Frederick and Loretta (Tschida) Nielsen. He graduated from Austin High School in 1981. Jim attended vocational school for printing and truck driving.He drove truck for Midnight Trucking and was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Jim, AKA James, Jimmer, Bone, Boner, and Felix was a devoted son, brother, uncle, father and friend. His life was filled with many joys. He loved riding his Harley or anything that was running. Jim loved golfing with his son, Tanner, and friends, riding his mountain bike, watching and playing hockey and seeing the countryside as he traveled to many states while driving semi. He also loved building his Harley in the living room. However, the most enjoyment in his life was spending time with Tanner and Olivia. Nothing made him happier.

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Jim will be forever remembered as the guy who would have done anything for anyone. His smile, beautiful eyes and carefree way of living will forever be etched in the memories of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His love for life and the open road continues as he makes his journey home to God.

Survivors include his wife: Susan Nielsen, Austin; son: Tanner Nielsen and Tanner’s mom and forever friend: Leslie Fox, both of Austin; daughter: Olivia Johnson and Olivia’s mom, Jenny Johnson, both of Austin; siblings: Patricia (Jerry) Elmore, Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael (Sherry) Nielsen, Oklahoma City, Okla., John Nielsen, Austin, Sandy Jenia, Austin, Jeanne (Jim) Winters, Austin; nieces: Natalie Elmore, Michele Nielsen; nephew: Jacob Winters; great nephews: Trevin Hicks, Keetin Hicks.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Loretta Nielsen; aunts and uncles; his beloved dog, Floyd.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 4:30 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service at the church on Monday.