Nels Peter Nissen passed away March 5, 2021 at the age of 61. He was born December 20, 1959 to Peter and Rosemary Nissen and was a life-long resident of Escalon. Nels was a Reserve for the Modesto Police Department and flew for the Sherriff’s Department until settling in as a Mechanic for HVAC. Nels was an avid pilot and loved to fly. But his biggest passion was ocean fishing in Monterey and camping with his family. Nels is survived by loving wife of 26 years, Michelle, children; Kasie Lock of Ohio and Nels, Jr. of Escalon, grandchildren; Austin and Kira Lock of Ohio, siblings; Suzanne Bristow, Peter (Melda) Nissen, Dana (Grace) Nissen and sister-in-law, Pam Nissen. He is preceded in death by his parent’s and brother, Jim Nissen. A Celebration of Nel’s life will be announced at a later date.
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