Richard K. Nielsen (Rick), 33, born and raised in St. Petersburg, died Monday, August 16, 2021 from an automobile accident.
Rick was a graduate of Pinellas Park High School class of 2006 and attended the University of South Florida. He was a jack of all trades but above all he was a musician in every sense of the word - both in the way he brightened the world with his voice and how he managed sound for karaoke and live band shows. His love for music was only surpassed by his love for his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Robert and Viola Nielsen; a nephew: Brayden Nielsen. Survived by his loving wife, Stephanie and daughter, Mackenzie; parents: Marc and Sandra Nielsen; brother: William Nielsen; sister in law: Christie Nielsen; maternal grandparents: Richard & Pauline Joyal; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, August 25, 2021 beginning at 5 pm until time of the service at 7 pm. It would be preferred that those attending please wear a mask, and they will be provided as needed. As Rick would say, safety first.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to a GoFundMe Page set up on Kenzie & Stephanie’s behalf. Alternatively, please consider making a donation to Habitat for Humanity. If you are accessing this page on a computer or iPad, please click on these links in the sidebar on the left.
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