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Paul Hanlon Nielsen , Age 59

March 23, 1963 --August 21, 2022

Paul Hanlon Nielsen, age 59, formerly of Baraboo, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 as a result of a car accident. Paul, son of Harold and Barbara (Benesh) Nielsen, was born March 23, 1963. He graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Engineering.Paul proudly served in the US Marine Corp from Feb. 1981 until his discharge in June 1984. During his time in the service,he received numerous medals including the good conduct medal and rifle sharpshooter badge. He was employed as a Union Sheet Metal worker. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He loved spending time with his dogs.

He is survived by his children, Kyle Nielsen, Diane Nielsen, Logan Beaton; grandchildren, ZaneKlusner,SerenityNielsen, Kaylee Newby; siblings, Eric (Tristian) Nielsen, Tom(Debbie)Nielsen; girlfriend Heather Armstrong Brennan; dear friends Mike Mcdougal and Mike Blue as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, KarenSleger; brother, Jim Nielsen and his dog, Killer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,Aug. 27, 2022 at Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Militaryhonors will follow the service.


Michael McDougal August 24, 2022

Friend Watertown , Wisconsin

Revelation 21:4 New International Version 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Bruce & Elizabeth Ray August 24, 2022

friend Cedar Rapids , Iowa

Logan and family, our hearts go out to you in this loss. We are lifting you all in prayer for strength, comfort and the peace that passes all understanding. With our deepest sympathy, Bruce & Elizabeth Ray

Mark A. Ruszczynski August 24, 2022

Paul is my first cousin Cudahy , Wisconsin

I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul my entire life. I last saw Paul at my Folks house on 4-July-21 and we were bags partners; got to semi-finals round together. I love Paul as does the entire Ruszczynski family. He will be missed. I am sorry Julie and I will be unable to attend. I am a OTR Semi Truck driver these days and won’t be home until my first wedding anniversary with Julie on 5-September. If we could make it we would. God Bless the entire Nielsen Family. God Bless my beautiful cousin Paul. 😎❤️

John Ruszczynski August 24, 2022

Cousin Waterford , Wisconsin

Paul and I seved in the Corps together, including time in California and "The Rock" (Okinawa). Let me tell you, we had some great times and raised a lot of hell. I always loved him and will surely miss him. He had rough edges but a heart of gold. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fi, Brother.

David Skaife August 24, 2022

Friend Laramie , Wyoming

My sincere condolences to all of Paul's family. He shall live on thru our memories. See you on the other side.

Sue A Adkins August 24, 2022

Aunt Mountain Home , Arkansas

Glad Paul is in his Father's arms. Big tough Marine with marshmallow heart.

Mike Weyh August 24, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Great guy

Maria Cyr August 25, 2022

Fiancé to Jim (deceased brother) Chico , California

Dear Logan, Diane and Kyle I am so sorry you have lost your father! I met you when you all when you were kids on a trip to Baraboo with Jim! Paul was very dear to Jim and visa versa as you know from the tattoo he has of Jim over his heart! ….They are together again! It is so hard on those of us left behind! Paul was very supportive of me as were Tom, Debbie and Erik when Jim passed! We were all there for each other! It saddens me to know Paul is gone too! Stick together and love each other! Sending prayers and love to you and all family and friends! Maria

Tamie Reichert August 25, 2022

Friend Athelstane , Wisconsin

My sincerest condolences and thoughts and prayers with you children. Paul was so loved and will be remembered!! A true special spirit he was, and I can't help but laugh with tears at all the funniest times I remember with him! He lived life to the adventure...may he rest in peace now and God Bless you all!

Ashley Beaton August 27, 2022

Family friends Monroe , Wisconsin

My heart goes to my cousin Logan Beaton and Paul's family. Rest in Peace.

Brenda Smith August 27, 2022

Aunt Brenda Eau Claire , Wisconsin

Logan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He looks like a great person. Love you. Logan talk soon