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Obituary for Thomas D Nielsen

February 10, 1938 - December 11, 2019
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother


Thomas D. Nielsen, 81, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 following a lengthy illness. He was born February 10, 1938 in Elyria.
Thomas graduated from Elyria High School, class of 1957 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Case Western in 1961, aka Case Institute of Technology. He was a pioneer in the industry production of copper alloys, holding many patents and trademarks. He served 60 years in the industry. He continued working throughout his illness.
Lakeside Industrial Products was his business for the past 20 years and served as a consultant for several corporations. He designed continuous cast machinery which is being used today for the production of copper alloys.
Mr. Nielsen is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joyce L. (nee Foglyano); son, Tim Nielsen (Tara) of Cayman Island; daughter, Sunhee Kim (Carey) of Chicago, Illinois; son, Kym Nielsen of Harbor Island, Bahamas; daughter, Katy Dickey (Kelly) of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Jenhee Nielsen (Adam) of Frankford, West Virginia; son, Jeremy Nielsen (Kristi) of Elyria; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Hamblin (Mac) of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Nielsen (2007); brothers, William, Peer, and John Nielsen; parents, Peer and Elizabeth Nielsen.
A Memorial Gathering will be 2-4pm Sunday, December 15 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. A Celebration of Life will begin at 4pm. Heidi Thimke, Busch Celebrant, will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to Lorain County Dog kennel, 301 Hadaway Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

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