“You were born silent.
Perfect and beautiful.
Still loved. Still missed.
Still remembered. Everyday.
Stillborn. But Still born.”
Harriet Ann Reynolds Nielsen and Greta Rae Reynolds Nielsen, infant daughters of Angie and Troy Nielsen of Iola, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
When their eyes opened for the first time, they saw Jesus. They were brought into the world in the loving arms of their parents, surrounded by family. Even though they never took a breath in this earthly world, they are loved and continue to touch the lives of many. Their big brother, Oscar, loved to pray for them and couldn’t wait to hold them. Their big sister, Eva, was excited to show them her dance moves and rock them to sleep. Angie and Troy are honored to be the parents of their beautiful girls. Harriet and Greta are deeply missed and will be remembered forever.
Greta Rae and Harriet Ann are survived by their parents, Angie and Troy Nielsen (Oscar, Eva); grandparents, Cass and Carol Reynolds; aunt, Christie Reynolds and uncle, Joshua Garrison (Ezra); uncle, Michael Reynolds and significant other, Krista Stipplemans; uncle, TJ and aunt, Tina Nielsen (JT, Nolan); great-grandmother, Audrey Seidel and husband, Max Seidel; as well as extended family and cherished friends. They are preceded in death by their grandparents, Thomas and Deborah Nielsen; great-grandfather, Ray Reynolds; great-grandparents, Norman and Eva Kloc; great-grandparents, Jack and Phyllis Nielsen; great-grandmother, Dorothy Boldus as well as extended family and cherished friends.
To honor the lives and memory of our beautiful babies, donations can be made to the Greta and Harriet Nielsen Memorial Fund established at In the Beginning Midwifery Service, PO Box 402, Iola, WI 54945. In the Beginning honors and respects the diverse and sacred experiences of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. All donations will be used to serve a greater number of local families experiencing hardship or loss.
A private service will be held for the family. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.