Shawn M. Nielsen - 37
2/6/1982 - 11/30/2019
Shawn M. Nielsen, age 37, died on Saturday November 30, 2019 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born on February 6, 1982 in Elgin the son of William and Janet (Spradlin) Nielsen. He was a graduate of Byron High School class of 2000. He married April Denton on October 20, 2017. Shawn was well known in the area for his work owning and operating Nielsen Automotive and Nielsen Towing and Recovery. He is a former Byron firefighter and EMT. He was a member of First Born Reach in Byron. Shawn was a 20 year Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer survivor. He enjoyed Nascar races, demolition derbies, and ran a stockcar for Rockford Speedway. He loved bowling in his spare time. Shawn was an avid Donald Trump supporter and a die hard Elvis Presley fan. Above all else, he was a family man who loved being a dad. He is survived by his loving wife April of Byron; mother, Janet Nielsen of Oregon; children, Preston, Seth, Sheldon, Bayleigh, and Landon all of Byron; siblings, Jennifer (Jason Wescott) Jamison of Byron, William (Michelle) Nielsen of Schaumburg, and Shane Nielsen of Oregon; maternal grandfather, John Spradlin of Oregon; brother in laws, Rick Denton and Dale Denton; right hand man and nephew, John (Amber Brown) Jamison; nieces Amber Jamison, Sydney Nielsen, Grace Nielsen, and Kandice Nielsen; great nephew, Mason, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father and brother in law John Jamison. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday December 6 at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, Byron with Pastor Patrick Featherston of First Born Reach officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00pm Thursday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or be made to his memorial fund set up at Byron Bank.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00pm Thursday December 5 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday December 6 at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, Byron with Pastor Patrick Featherston of First Born Reach officiating.View Shawn M. Nielsen's Guestbook