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Roger Nielsen of Elgin

Roger P. Nielsen, age 73 of Elgin. Beloved husband of Linda, nee Kuhn, loving father of Samantha (Gary II) Winters and Saku Nielsen, cherished grandfather of Gary Winters III, dear brother of Sallie (Jim) Schroeder, fond uncle of Tamara (Ted) Getzelman, Kris (Wally) Mulso and Corinne (Dennis) Haberstich. Roger enjoyed cars, antiques, woodworking, music, working in the yard and watching classic movies. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nielsen family at PayPal.me/rogerpnielsen

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Dear Linda, I am so very sorry to hear about Roger. It brought so many memories flooding back from 40+ yrs ago working with Roger in Production Control. He always wore a smile and had an infectious laugh. He was a gentle giant and will be greatly missed. Hold tight to your memories. Take care.. Maria (Manfre,Jones) Willer and Doug Willer

maria willer Jan 7 2021 5:18 PM

Linda, were so sorry to hear about Roger. Although I havent seen him in probably 40 years when we moved to Florida, I can remember him as a true friend, both professionally (as my boss at one time) and as a friend, playing Talking Football and other games. I knew him in the 70s, when Spraying Systems was in its growth years and he was a true team player. He was an outstanding manager, who not only managed people, but befriended them as well. This may sound corny, but he was larger than life. He had a strong personality, total generosity, and an aura of grandness about him. Someone once said, The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. We are thinking of you and your family, Don and Diane Peplow

Donald Peplow Dec 31 2020 3:52 PM

Dear Linda and family. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Mario and I were stuned when we heard the news!! This virus has touched so many people too close to home for us. Our prayers will be with you and your family during this troubled times. Mario & Josephine Amendola

Josephine Amendola Dec 31 2020 3:33 PM

I worked for a packaging company and have known Rog since about 1992. He was a client turned friend. Sorry to say I havent seen him in more than 15 years, but he is not the type of guy you forget. Ill always remember him and the dinners my boss hosted where I also met Linda, a gem of a person. To Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. With love, Donna

Donna Breckenridge Dec 30 2020 12:02 PM

Linda, so very sorry about Roger. He was such a great person! I wish I could take away the pain that that you all must be feeling. Call me anytime. Love, Margie and Jim

Margie Dec 30 2020 7:16 AM

So sorry for your loss, Nielsen family. Roger was a great guy always smiling and telling funny stories. He became an instant member of our extended family from the first day we met. It was obvious how much he cherished his wife and children and how he would do anything for them. Roger was very kind to my son, his future son-in-law, and Ill remember the pride he had in walking Samantha across the sand to give her away at their beach wedding. A true gentle giant who turned me on to Viking heavy metal. And Ill always remember the patience and love he showed a young, and rather demanding, Sammy in her Christmas performance/video. Such love! My wife Yolanda and I will miss him very much. Our hearts go out to all who loved him, especially you Linda, Sam and Saku.

Gary Winters Dec 29 2020 9:07 PM

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to you and your Family. Im sure there are many unanswered questions but, try to remember all the fond Family memories that will be with you and your Family forever. You and your Family has gained an Angel who will always be at your side. May God always be with you. Rest in Eternal Peace Roger.youll never be forgotten.

Marge Strohfus Dec 29 2020 8:15 PM

Waking up the next day, after my own father died, I felt such a void a betrayal when the sun shone. How would I go on without him? That pain is horrendous and my heart hurts for all of you as you grieve. Yet, your memories will get you through, keep him close, make you smile again. Im happy I got to meet Roger during his visits, see his big smile and obvious love for his daughter. God bless, you are in my prayers.

Debbie Popson Dec 29 2020 7:19 PM