Nina Hielen - July 09, 2012

Nina Hielen, 87, of Lincoln, formerly of Aurora, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Autumn House in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13, at the chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Nina Mae Hielen, daughter of Shelton Baily and Sophronia (Dantzler) Davis, was born in Johnson City, Tenn. on Jan. 12, 1925.
Nina grew up in South Carolina. On July 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to John Hielen at Columbia, S.C. After John’s discharge from the Army, they lived in Columbia until 1950, when they moved to Nebraska. They lived in Hamilton County and since 1956 they resided near Aurora. John passed away on Feb. 26, 1977. Nina worked in Memorial Hospital kitchen for almost 25 years, retiring in 1992. In 2002, Nina moved to Lincoln to be closer to her daughters, due to health reasons.
Nina had been a member of the Presbyterian U.C.C. in Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Michael Duane and sister, Dorothy.
Survivors include her five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Grant and Mrs. Pam Leak both of Lincoln; Mrs. Francie (Del) Larsen of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Dorothea (Chris) McMeen and Virginia Hielen both of Lincoln; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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