Clinton Nielsen




Clinton H. Nielsen, 86, of Pierre

DIED: Saturday, December 21 at Highmore Health

SERVICES: 10:00am, Friday, December 27 at Isburg Funeral Chapel with visitation one hour prior to services.

BURIAL: 2:30pm MST, Friday, December 27 at Black Hills National Cemetery

Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Clinton Harvey Nielsen was born on June 17, 1927 to Holger and Clarice (Bergeson) Nielsen on his grandparents’ homestead near Hetland, S. D.

Clinton was eleven years old when the family moved to Lake Norden where they owned and operated a café and grocery/dry goods store.

Clinton graduated from high school in 1945 and was drafted into the army. He served his duty in Japan. After serving his country he attended SDSU and graduated in 1950.

He married Mary Ann McMahon in 1954 and they moved to Pierre, S. D. To this union four children were born: Christie, Mark, Robert, and James. Clinton was employed by the State of South Dakota in the Welfare, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation departments. He was recognized for his 40 years of service at his retirement in 1990.

He was a 50 year member of the Masons and Eastern Star. He was a Shriner and a member of Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre.

Clinton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann. His children: Christie Zander, Fort Pierre, Mark and Sheryl, Pierre, Robert and Barb, Phoenix, James and Sharon, West Virginia. His grandchildren: Zachary (Ashley) Zander, Courtney (John) Fisk, Mandy Nielsen, Jenna Nielsen, Samantha Nielsen, Daniel Nielsen, Lacy Nielsen, great-grandchild Jaelynn Nielsen, and adopted granddaughter Marie Zander. He is also survived by his brothers: Jim Nielsen and family: Bonnie and John Genovey, Sharon Whalen, Mary Ann and Richard Linnell, Geoff and Sue Nielsen, Ashley and Tyler, Hamilton, NJ and Dean Nielsen and family: Eric Nielsen, Ann and Jay Bain, Ella and Ava, Sioux Falls.

Memorials may be directed to Countryside Hospice Support and Memory Center

200 E. Dakota Suite 1

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