Keith Lewis Nielsen, 75 of Shawnee, KS passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 13th from 5:00-8:00 PM with funeral service on Friday, February 14th at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow services at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Keith was born February 22, 1938 to Pete and Grace Nielsen. During his life he lived in Greenfield, IA, Kansas City, KS and Shawnee, KS. Keith married Patricia Van Eaton on May 25, 1958. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a Clerk until his retirement in 2007.
Keith was a member of the De Soto United Methodist Church. In his free time, Keith enjoyed being the webmaster and sound man for the Stranger Creek Band. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, looking through his photo albums and collecting model tractors.
Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Grace Nielsen and a son-in-law, Edward Gilmore. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Pat Nielsen; son, Kevin and wife Barbara Nielsen; daughter, Kim Gilmore; brother, Gale and wife Ellie Nielsen; grandsons, Jason and wife Randi Gilmore, Chad Gilmore, Eric Nielsen, and Jeremy and wife Val Dawson; and great-grandchildren, Brayden Gilmore, Emma Gilmore, and Kayden Rushmeyer.
Fond memories and condolences may be left online for the family at www.chapelhill-butler.com as the funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112.