Maxine L. "Mickey" Nielsen, 85, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully after spending the day with her family on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa on January 9, 1932 to Nels and Lurline (Coombs) Waldstein, who immigrated from Malmö, Sweden.
Mickey received a BA from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and an MBA from Ball State. She was an educator for 40 years, teaching elementary at Carmel for 25 years. Mickey enjoyed bowling, painting and gardening. She loved the summertime when she took care of her grandchildren.
Mickey is survived by her son, Robert (Susan) Nielsen; three grandchildren, Jessica Nielsen (Sean Rhiney), Adam Nielsen, and Kate Nielsen (Ben Cooper); great-grandson, Ronan Nels Rhiney; brother- and sister-in-law, Raymond & Marilyn Nielsen; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Jones.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Nielsen, who she married on June 11, 1950 at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Buena Vista County, IA; and her sister, Donna Baker.
Services will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with visitation from 4:00 pm to the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; or Season's Hospice, 2629 Waterfront Parkway East Dr. Suite 375, Indianapolis, IN 46214.