Marilyn Nielsen

Obituary of Marilyn Jean Nielsen

February 21, 1953 – Drumheller, Alberta

May 4, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Marilyn Nielsen, beloved wife of Paul Nielsen, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the age of 71 years.


Marilyn was born in Drumheller, AB, and raised on the Axelsen family farm. Having raised a 4H calf gave Marilyn the ideals of hard work and financial wisdom. The money raised from the sale of this calf was invested and put towards her first house purchase.


Marilyn enjoyed skiing, cycling, hiking, dancing, and games. She worked for the Bank of Montreal for 35 years, and her favourite part was helping people with their finances. After retiring, she spent her winters in Yuma, AZ, making many close friends. Even while battling cancer, Marilyn had the staff of the hospital and hospice laughing and enjoying all her stories.


Marilyn is survived by her husband, Paul Nielsen of Calgary, AB, mother Jessie Axelsen of Drumheller, AB, three sons and daughter-in-law, Quentin Gerodo of Drumheller, AB, Ben Nielsen of Rosedale, ON, Jordan Nielsen and his wife Erin of Cochrane, AB; three grandsons, Chase Gerodo of Calgary, AB, Marcus Nielsen and Carson Nielsen of Cochrane, AB. Marilyn is also survived by her three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane Fillman and her husband Robert of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Darlene McIntyre of Calgary, AB and Cheryl Blasetti and her husband Mario of Drumheller, AB. Marilyn was predeceased by her father Eric Axelsen.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Marilyn’s family here.


In living memory of Marilyn Nielsen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Calgary Crematorium, 3219 – 4th Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 3A6, Telephone: 403-299-0111.

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