We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Davie Funeral Service, Inc.
Bjarne Claudi Nielsen
January 7, 1938 – July 21, 2022
“Barney” formerly of Fayetteville, NC peacefully passed away at home, in Advance, NC surrounded by his children.
A visitation on Saturday, July 30 will take place at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, followed by a celebration of life, at home, with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mildred E. Nielsen. His parents, Anna and Arnold C. Nielsen; grandchildren, Christopher and Cheryl Nielsen; and great grandson, Matthew Bridgeman.
He is survived by his daughter, of the home, Theresa Buchin (Richard). Sons, Michael Nielsen (Lynn) and Douglas Nielsen (Renae) of Galveston, TX, and James Nielsen (Lola) of Hope Mills, NC. Brother, Swen C. Nielsen of Provo, UT; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Barney was born January 7, 1938, in Herning, Denmark, immigrating to what he always called the greatest country in the world, The United States of America, at the age of 11. After completing high school in Provo, UT he immediately enlisted in the United States Army where he became part of the US Army Special Forces. After retirement he became a teacher and spent 20 years at 71st High School in Fayetteville, NC. Still wanting to be of service, he volunteered as a docent at the US Army Airborne and Special Operations museum for many years. He became closely connected to the Native American Red Road which he loved and felt such closeness to the creator.
The family expresses their gratitude, for all the love and support, during this process. Regina Jenkins and Trellis Supportive Care were truly God sent.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School. PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville are honored to serve the family.