Nielsen, Peder Christian

NIELSEN – A long time resident of the Tilley district, Peder Christian Nielsen died October 10, 1976 in Brooks General Hospital at the age of 79.

Born in Aarhus, Denmark, he came to Sterling, Alberta in 1927 an to the Tilley district in 1931 where he  farmed. until retiring to Brooks in 1958.

Mr. Nielsen was very interested in sports and was an avid curler; he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church at Tilley.

Predeceased by his wife, Marie, in October of 1975, he is survived by four sons, Harry and Leroy of Calgary, Gordon of Sardis, B.C. and Eyvind of Williams Lake, B.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Lilly Jasperson, Brooks; Mrs. Gerda Hehn, Lebert, Sask., and Mrs. Elsie Rawleigh, Tilley; seveal brothers and sister in Denmark, 20 grandchildren and 19 great­grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany L,utheran Church, Tilley, with Pastor Darryl Roste officiating and inter­ment will follow in the Bethany cemetery.

Pallbearers are Nels Hjorth, Gordon Nielsen, Erland Christiansen, Dennis Petersen, Bill Mortensen and Ken Skriver:

If friends desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.                .

Service arrangements were made by Smith Funeral Home.