Mary E. Nielsen

Mary E. Nielsen

January 9, 1927 – February 7, 2022

Age 95, of Bennington, NE; formerly of Grand Island, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by husband of 64 years, Loren Nielsen; parents, Herman and Clara Blumer; brother, Dean Blumer.  Survived by daughters, Ellen Loughran (Mick), Janet Kratina (Mark); four grandchildren: Todd Loughran (Mandi), Amy Ramsey (Marty), M.J. Kratina (Charlsi), Courtney Pinaire (Ben); eight great-grandchildren.

Raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and a great wife and mother.  She loved nature, Christmas, and “tidying things up!” Mary loved her family, lived by example, and was proud to be an American.

Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice, 6307 Center Street, Unit #210, Omaha, NE 68106 or Peace Lutheran Church, 1710 North Road, Grand Island, NE 68803.



  • Pacer, Laura, Chaz & Sarah Lee Posted February 10, 2022 8:42 am

    Mary was a precious jewel. Honored to have gotten to know her & Dutch. They had the best love story. Praying your wonderful memories of her on earth are able to somehow comfort along with the thoughts of her rejoicing in Heaven with Dutch with no pain, or worries.Lifting you all in prayer for comfort and peace.

  • Orin & Paulette Kent Posted February 10, 2022 3:19 pm

    We send our love and deepest sympathy to the family! She was a very special lady & our dearest friend. We will miss her dearly. Sure, enjoyed our visits and telephone conversations.

  • Todd and Ann Bissell Posted February 17, 2022 2:30 pm

    God blessed Mary with many talents and she shared them with people. Her hospitality and communication skills were inspiring! Her letters were treasured. Dutch and Mary made a difference
    In this world. 💕Sincere sympathy to the family. Sent With much love.

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