Terrrence E. Neilsen
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Obituary for Terrrence E. Neilsen

Terrence “Terry” Ernest Neilsen, 42, of Lebanon, died Saturday June 16 at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1965 in Palo Alto, CA. He moved to Lebanon as a child and attended Hamilton Creek School before moving to Washington, where he graduated from Kentridge High School in Renton. Terry then entered the Navy and served on the USS Nimitz during the Gulf War. Following his discharge he returned to Lebanon and worked locally at various lumber mills. He graduated from Linn Benton Community College in 2003 with at degree in Business and Supervisory Management.

Terry married Jennifer Edson on Nov. 12, 2005 in Sweet Home. Terry was a member of the Sweet Home VFW. He enjoyed fishing and often took his step-son and niece with him to Foster or Green Peter. Terry also enjoyed Karaoke and participated in several contests in the valley.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer, step-son Patrick Edson, mother and step-father Nancy and Louis Workman, grandmother Doris Bivins, step-grandmother Miriam Wood all of Lebanon, daughters Brianna Neilsen of Nevada and Lanai Neilsen of Arkansas, brother Eric Neilsen of Lebanon, step-sister Angela Wheeler of Troutdale, step-brother Andy Workman of Georgia, foster brother Michael Reibel, sister-in-law Rebecca Neilsen, great aunt Irene Goodwin both of Lebanon, nieces Macheala Neilsen, Deanna Logsdon, nephew Harley Logsdon and numerous cousins. His father, Conejo Neilson and grandfather, A.E. “Jack” Bivins preceded him in death.

Viewing will be from 4 " 7:00 PM, Thursday, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 23, at Sandridge Cemetery near Lebanon.

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