Biografi for: Morris Moeller Nielsen

1982
HOLD SERVICE FOR NATIVE OF DAGMAR;
Funeral services for Morris Moller Nielsen were held Monday afternoon, February 22, with Rev. Joel Dahlen officiating at the service ST. John's Lutheran Church, northeast of Plentywood; interment followed in St. John's Cemetery. Mr. Nielsen, 63, died Thursday evening at Billings Deaconess Hospital.
Pallbearers were Gary Christensen, Gordon Nielsen, Sheldon Nielsen, Kermit Sorensen, Kenneth Torgerson and Carl Westergaard, Jr.
Honorary bearers included many of his friends in Sheridan County.
Morris was born at Dagmar on October 19, 1918; a son of Piet and Kristine Nielsen. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Dagmar and attended schools there.
He was in the C.C.C. for three winters, and then worked on tunnel construction at the Fort Peck Dam project. For the next 14 years, he worked in coal mines in Coalridge and Antelope communities, and did farm work during the summers.
He married Elinor Simonson at Plentywood July 5, 1939. He worked at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland, Oregon before they returned to Plentywood where he worked for Lasater's Dairy during World War II. For 26 years, they operated the family farm seven miles northwest of Dagmar, retiring in 1978. Since retirement they have spent winters in Arizona and in Billings, but have maintained their home in Plentywood.
Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Nathanael Church at Dagmar. Morris has been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since 1953. A member of the Danish Brotherhood, he was interested in school affairs, and served on the Coalridge school board and drove school bus for a number of years. An avid fisherman, Morris was also a talented musician who could play nearly any instrument; he especially enjoyed the violin, and square dancing as well as visiting with his many friends. He also belonged to the Sons of Norway and to the Froid Gun Club.
He and Elinor also enjoyed traveling; and a highlight was a trip to Scandinavia and a visit to the birthplace of Morris' parents in Denmark.
Survivors include his wife Elinor of Plentywood; five sons and two daughters; Gary of Fargo, North Dakota; Morris, Jr. of Billings; Olren of Seattle, Washington; Dennis of Antelope; an Gregg of Plentywood; Gail, Mrs. Robert Work of Antelope; and Susan, Mrs. Howard Olson of Pray, Montana; and 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bob of Plentywood; and a sister Lillie, Mrs Ted Larsen of Clear Lake Oaks, California