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Alan Hans Nielsen


August 21, 2017

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Alan Hans Nielsen

Alan Hans Nielsen, 87, of Pisgah Forest, died peacefully with Martha, his wife of 65 years, at his side, after a brief struggle with congestive heart failure Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Born in 1931 to Paul and Xarissa Nielsen in Dover, N.J., he attended Oak Tree elementary/middle school and graduated from Metuchen High School in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Science electrical engineering in 1951 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

After graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and spent two years at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill. In 1952 he and Martha, his c...

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