Harlan Eugene Nielson age 66 passed away at his home in Kemmerer, WY on April 19, 2022. Harlan was the youngest son of Walter “Walt” and Virginia Nielson’s 7 children. He was born June 21, 1955, in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Harlan grew up raising hell with his four older brothers and two younger sisters in the La Barge, Big Piney and Kemmerer area.
Harlan met Susie Giron, the love of his life, his 11th grade year when his family moved from Big Piney to Kemmerer. He married Susie August 25, 1973. They were sealed for eternity June 22, 1996, in the LDS Bountiful Temple. Together they raised their three children Rikki, Shawnee and Harlan “Andy”. He also helped raise his 15 grandchildren and great grandchild.
Throughout his life Harlan worked with his dad and brothers in the oilfield as a derrick hand, pumper and flow tester. He was always willing to share that knowledge with those willing to learn. Harlan was regularly welcoming people into the family.
Harlan is proceeded in death by his parents Walt and Virginia Nielson and Silas and Elizabeth Giron. His brothers Richard, Wally, Randy “Red” and Sam. Harlan is also proceeded in death by two nephews Bart Nielson and Stacy Christiansen and two nieces Samantha Nielson and Angel Evans.
Harlan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susie. Children: Rikki (Edward) Rogers, Shawnee Herrera, and Andy (Brooke) Nielson. Grandchildren: Destinee, Dominique, Adam, Taylor (Katie), Sierra, Leon, Meghan, Maddee, Arcelia, Moises, Gracin, Ryder, Emmylou, Samuel, Callie Bosch and Dillon Hawkins. Great grandson Antonio. His sisters Tami Morgan, Kelly Corff, Serena Nielson, Sherry Nielson, Diana Giron, Becky Farmer, Barb (Kurt) Slovernick, Peggy Giron, and brother Silas “Shorty” (Tanya) Giron. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harlan loved his family very much and bragged about them every chance he got. He was inevitably the first to welcome new members into the fold. He never differentiated between blood, in-laws, or lifelong family friends. Everyone was his family. He will be missed by all.