Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on March, 10, 2016.Hal was born on February 9, 1954 in Murray, Utah to Carl & Betty Nielsen and was the youngest of 6 children.He graduated from Murray High School in 1972, and on February 13, (Friday the 13th) 1976, married his longtime friend and first love, Corinne Mc Carthy.
Hal was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his sons at their cabin in Island Park.He loved his family very much and was a proud father and grandfather.He enjoyed golf, playing his guitar, music, cars and could fix anything he touched (Mr. Anyone who knew Hal, knew what a kind, giving and generous man he was.He was brilliant and had a wonderful sense of humor.He is survived by his sons, Holland Nielsen (Ashlee) & Brooks Nielsen; 2 grandchildren, Avery & Hudson; girlfriend, Stacey Thornton; brothers, Jed Nielsen & Randy Nielsen (Eileen); sisters, Julane Mulder, Kayle Scott (Michael) & Kris Watterson; nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Cody Hal Nielsen; and his parents.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary at 4760 South State Street, Murray, UT.Cody Hal Nielsen was born on June 16, 1978, and on February 3, 1983, they welcomed twin boys, Holland Carl & Brooks Glen Nielsen.They would divorce in 2004 but continued to remain good friends. At just 12 years old, Hal began working at Larson's Meat with his childhood friend, Van.He spent a period of time working with Corinne's father Glen at Michael's Food Mart, and would later dedicate 40 years of his life working for Smith's.Hal cherished his time there, where he made many lasting friendships.