Kevin was born on March 6, 1956, in Crescent City to Leonard and Beverly Nielsen, second of four children, and grew up in Crescent City.
Kevin attended local grade schools and graduated from Del Norte High School in 1974. Shortly after he moved to Dayton, Nev., and worked for Snap-on Tools as an Information Technology Manager for approximately 20 years. Kevin married Lynda and had two beautiful children, Matthew and Ashley, and in 2012 moved back to Crescent City to be closer to family.
Kevin leaves his son, Matthew Nielsen and fiancé Amanda Hixon, life partner Lynda Riley and longtime friend and nurse Nicole DeWet, all of Dayton Nev.; daughter Ashley Davis and husband Brian Davis; granddaughter Tyler Davis; grandson Ean Davis; sisters Karen McMillan, Kimberlee Swift and husband Rawland Swift; brother Kris Nielsen; niece Tessa Newman, all of Crescent City; nephew Shad Scalvini and fiancé Mindy Miller of Willits, Calif.; niece Jessica Lindberg of Rohnert Park, Calif.; nephew Kris Nielsen Jr. of Crescent City and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Beverly Nielsen, and great-grandparents Melton and Marie Nielsen.
Kevin will be deeply missed by all of his friends and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Flowery Avenue, Dayton, Nev., 89403, on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.
Cards and thoughts of kindness can be sent to 1775 Wildwood Lane, Crescent City, CA 95531.