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Derek Shawn Neilson Obituary

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Derek Shawn Neilson


April 28, 1975 - January 22, 2023

Derek Shawn Neilson Obituary

Derek Shawn Neilson, Age 47 passed away Sunday January 22nd in Billings Montana. Derek was born to Myron and Shirley Neilson on April 28th, 1975. Preceded in death by grandfather Carrol Neilson, grandmother Esther Neilson, Grandfather Lyall Tisland, Grandmother Ruth Tisland, nephew Holten Neilson, uncle Dick Jones, Uncle Jeff Thorpe, and Aunt Holly Carlson. Derek is Survived by parents Myron and Shirley Neilson, Brother Darin (Janet) Neilson of Zimmerman MN, Brother Damon (Molly) 2 nieces and 2 nephews of Big Lake MN, and many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

Derek graduated from Rockford MN in 1994. He also graduated from Hennepin Technical College for autobody. In September 2003 Derek moved to Billings Montana to work in the autobody industry. Derek enjoyed hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. Derek also enjoyed gardening and canning.

A memorial service will be held at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S 27th St, Billings, on Saturday, February 18th, at 1:00 PM.

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