Lester Nielsen

Profile Updated: August 31, 2014
Residing In: Riverton, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Janice
Homepage: http://www.lestertn.com
Occupation: Licensed Pre-Need Funeral Consultant / Artist
Children: Rebecca, born 1974; Jacob, born 1976; Isaac, born 1978; Abraham, born 1980; Rachael, born 1983; Mary, More…born 1986; Adam, born 1990.
Military Service: Utah Air National Guard  
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After filling a mission for the LDS church, I returned home and joined the Air National Guard. I later married Janice Russon, who by coincidence was also my Mission Presidents daughter.

I went into construction, building mostly LDS churches and small commercial projects for about 34 years, then in 2007, I quit construction worked at improving my art skills for several years which was very rewarding.

In an effort to keep afloat during these difficult times, I got involved selling Pre-Need Funeral Plans... something that all of us need to start thinking about! (Sorry for the reminder)

I'm still involved in art as much as I can. I'm currently illustrating a children's book that I think will be a nice project when it's finished.

I have one son that recently returned from a mission in Peru, where we picked him up. We took a detour and visited Machu Picchu. Wow! It's cool! (You can see some of the photos on my website at www.lestertn.com)

My wife and I have 22 grandchildren and love to travel whenever possible.

School Story:

One of my fond memories from school, is just how understanding and helpful some of my teachers were.

I remember the first year Gabriella Eiser started teaching english. I thought she was one of the students... she looked so young, right out of college.

Well, english was decidedly NOT my favorite subject, so I just sat around, passed notes with some of the girls, and generally wasted time.
As the semister drew to a close, Ms. Eiser called me in after school, and said... "Lester... I know you're not stupid... but you are getting an F in this class... because you haven't done anything!"
She then explained that I needed 15 points just to get a D... but at least I'd pass.

"What can you do to earn 15 points?" She asked.

"Well... Do you need your car washed? That should be worth at least 15 points!" I responded

She agreed with me, and handed me the keys to her car. I grabbed my friend Greg, and we went out to the teachers parking lot. We found her car, a Volkswagon bug and started it up. I had never driven a stick... let alone a VW bug... and I couldn't find reverse. So, Greg and I pushed it backwards, got in, and drove to a car wash. I made the mistake of getting stuck once again in a spot where I needed reverse, so Greg and I pushed it backwards and returned to school.

The interesting thing is that several teachers saw this nonesense happening but just smiled and waved.

How times have changed. But, at the very least... I got a D and passed the class.

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Happy Birthday Sue!!! Glad you're as old as me now. Have a wonderful day! And tell Bart hello.??

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Hey Carol... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderful birthday, and eat a piece of cake for me. Tell that little G-G-Son hi for me next time you see him. Have a lovely spring! LT

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Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you have a wonderful birthday, and many, many more. Kerry Smith also says happy birthday. I'm jealous of you being on a mission and hope I can do the same one day. Thanks for all you do. Les

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Ooops! I missed out on the big day! So, here it is a few days late... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad you're finally as old as me. Have a great day! LT

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Hi Chris! The Philippines... what a great experience. Hope you have a wonderful time! Look forward to hearing some of your experiences.

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