Twila Kay Nielsen was surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Mauston as she passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2019.
Twila was born on October 6, 1951 in Rochester MN where she attended John Marshall High School. She met and married Dennis (Denny) Nielsen, the love of her life. Twila decided Mauston would be her forever home, where she would raise her 5 children, and spend time with her 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren who all loved her unconditionally.
Twila's greatest attributes in life were putting everyone else first before herself, even until her last day here on earth. The love that she had for her children and grandchildren was never unnoticed and will never be forgotten. Twila's front door was a revolving door when it came to her children and grandchildren. She always made them feel welcomed whether that was for snacks or an ear to listen, she was always there.She made it very clear she was always so proud of all of her children and grandchildren.Twila loved to make people laugh and kept an immaculate home. Twila's dream was to be a homemaker and care for her loved ones.For the past 15 years she continued to care for foster boys after all of her children were grown. She loved caring for people and was a very kind soul.
Twila is survived by her loving husband Dennis, sons Thomas (Kelly) Nielsen of Mauston, Jeff (Jill) Nielsen of Mauston, Greg (Traci) Nielsen of Newark DE, Daughters Jenna Nielsen-Handberg of Mauston, Ashley (Jeremy) Maier of Mt. Horeb. Grandchildren Brandon Nielsen, Montana Bruch, Mckayla Osborne, Miles Nielsen, Garrett Nielsen, Riley Nielsen, Tristin Cheek, Gregory Nielsen, Giuliana Nielsen and Braxson Maier. Great grandchildren Harper Weber, Kolten Weber, and Ivory Osborne. Siblings, JoAnn Westra, Stewartville MN, Laird (Shelly) Tesch, Deer River MN, Pam Farrington, Rochester MN, Carol (Charles) Geselle, Rochester MN, Faye (Rick) Fisher, Duluth MN. Loving cousin Cheryl Hudson, nieces and nephews, many foster boys, other relatives and friends.
Twila is proceeded in death by her father(Lester Tesch), mother (Esther Tesch), nephew (Nathan Tesch), nephew (Kim Schleusner), and brother in-law (Roger Westra).
We will forever be thankful for Anne Fenwick for being her angel while she was here on earth. Now Twila is your angel in heaven. Thank you to the Agrace staff especially Amy Clark & Karen Hanko for providing our Mom the dignity and grace she deserved while she exited this world.
We will be celebrating the life of Twila at the Legion Hall in New Lisbon (110 Welch Prairie Rd, New Lisbon WI 53590) on Sunday, August 25th at 2PM. Gather with us for food and drinks as we remember & celebrate her life lived to the fullest, so please join us.
Memorial contributions in memory of Twila Nielsen may be made to Agrace Hospice Care in Baraboo WI or Friends & Family cancer foundation in Mauston WI.