TYLER — Arnie A. Nielsen, 78 of Tyler, passed away on Nov. 17, 2020.
Arnie was a proud Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He loved to spend his time working in his shop on many projects for family and friends. He always had a good joke or a cold beer anytime someone visited. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
He is survived by daughters, Jackie (Shawn) LaPointe; Kat Hennen; grandchildren, Ryan (Atali) Hennen, Nick (Jana) LaPointe; Erin (Ronnie) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Michael, Riley, Weston, Casey; Kennedy; brothers and sisters, Betty Thooft, Robert (Carol) Nielsen, Richard (Eileen) Nielsen, Marie (Galen) Grant, Ronald (Joyce) Nielsen; Larry (Debbie) Nielsen. He is preceded in death by parents, Jens and Anna Nielsen; brother-in-law, Aime Thooft.
A graveside service and a celebration of life gathering for Arnie will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with military honors when it is safe for friends and family to gather again. Details will be shared once that time comes.