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Paul Erick Nielsen
November 20, 1927 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
Paul Nielsen passed away peacefully on Saturday October 21, 2023, with his daughter Sue, and son Jim at his side. A memorial service will be held Sunday November 19, at Temrowski Family Funeral Home, 500 Main Street, Fenton. Friends may gather from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, with a service from 12:30-1:00 PM to remember and celebrate his life.
Paul, born on November 20, 1927, in Aalborg, Denmark, embarked on a remarkable journey through life. Following the conclusion of World War II, he pursued his dream of becoming a painter and decorator by enrolling in trade school. In 1949, he served in the Danish Army.
In 1950, Paul immigrated to the United States, where he served again, this time in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea. Over the span of 55 years, he built a thriving career as a skilled painter and decorator in the Flint area. To him, many of his clients became more than customers; they were like an extended family.
Paul's adventurous spirit led him to explore over 20 countries and traverse most of the states during his lifetime. He relished the simple pleasures of life, cherishing moments with his loved ones, savoring delicious meals, and indulging in sweet desserts. Throughout his days, his sense of humor and the mischievous twinkle in his eye remained, endearing him to all who knew him.
He is survived by son Jim (Jill) Nielsen; daughter Sue (Jay) Wiard; daughter-in-laws, Sharon (Todd) Braithwaite and Pat Hiller; son-in-laws, Tom Ochodnicky and Gordon Caverly; grandchildren, Erik (Stacy) Nielsen, Kirsten (Nicole) Dailey, Michelle (Nick) Walls, Amanda Hittle, and great grandchildren Joselynn, Connor and Noah and many more in his extended family. He is preceded in death by his first wife Tove, wife Dolores, stepchildren, Barbara Caverly, Don Hiller, and Robert Hiller, and grandchildren Tom and Justin Ochodnicky.