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Bernice L. Nielsen - 81

11/1/1936 - 6/10/2018

Clinton, IA, formerly of Low Moor

 Bernice L. Nielsen age 81 of Clinton, formerly of Low Moor, passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at the Alverno Health Care Facility.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday June15th at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.  Casket bearers will be Donnie Williamson, Gary Taylor, Ted Tholen, Steve Nielsen, Terry Near, Gordon Soenksen, and Rich Nielsen.  Online condolences may be left at


     Bernice was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in Pierre, SD, the daughter of Odie and Mazie (Sears) Latimer.  She married Paul “Bing” Nielsen on Jan. 27, 1955 in Low Moor, IA; he died March 8, 2017.  Bernice was a homemaker and a member of Low Moor Methodist Church.  She enjoyed doing yardwork and planting flowers. 


     Bernice is survived by her five children, Brenda Jo (Brian) Melby of Weeki Wachee, FL, Bruce (Tami) Nielsen of Clinton, Brent Nielsen of Low Moor, Teresa Rowson of Clinton, and Grant Nielsen of Grand Mound; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; her brother, John (Charlie) Latimer; and two sisters, Lois Near and Barbara Tholen.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, two brothers, and her nephew, David Williamson.


Visitation will be held Thursday 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday June 15th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.


  • Lori Sneed

    on 06/11/18

    My heart goes out to the family and friends. I didn't know Bernie for long. But what I did see that she was a caring person. Wish I had of gotten to know her more. Prays to you all. Lori
  • Jeff Rowson

    on 06/12/18

    Gram Bernie you were a great caring loving fun beautiful grandmother to me and a wonderful great grandmother to my 3 sons. We will all miss you so much. I remember the nights I’d stay with you and graps and it would be 10 pm and you would ask me if I was hungry and you would make me a grilled cheese and cut it into 4 squares for me. You were the best Bernie love and miss you so much.
  • Jill Knorr

    on 06/12/18

    Aunt Bernie, you are now with Uncle Bing where you always wanted to be. I remember a night 3 yrs ago when I brought Manny's pizza to your house. We had so much pizza leftover that Uncle Bing had to freeze some...which he did willingly, knowing he could get it out any time and enjoy it again. I am not going to say goodbye...I am going to say "See you later" and I will see what I can do to bring the Manny's pizza with me when we meet again. I love you.
  • Carol Coulston

    on 06/12/18

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You will be dearly missed, Carol Coulston
  • Marilyn Bell

    on 06/18/18

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Bernie. Such a fun and loving lady. Shared my fear of mice. Was always worth a laugh.
  • LisaImmug

    on 03/07/20

  • Jerrysoiff

    on 07/04/20

    Знаете ли вы? Жизненный путь абсолютного большинства звёзд известен заранее. Молнию можно не только увидеть, но и съесть. В роскошном болонском фонтане горожане стирали бельё и справляли нужду. Свадьба английского рыцаря стала причиной войны между двумя могущественными родами. Роден назвал свои «Врата ада» напрямую, а его соотечественник только намекнул.

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