09/13/09 — Texas EquuSearch Member, Wayne Charles Nielsen, 48, resident of Dickinson, Texas, passed away September 9, 2009, in Webster, Texas. He was born February 11, 1961, in Queens, New York to parents, Robert and Anne Nielsen. He was a member and strong supporter of Texas EquuSearch and B.A.C.A (Bikers Against Child Abuse). He was a Merchant Seaman for over 20 years, working on various ships visiting ports around the world. At home, he loved his family and loved cooking for them. He particularly enjoyed helping to cook for many local charity benefits. On his off time, he loved fishing and playing harmonica with many local bands.
He is survived by his loving wife Stephanie Ketchum; mother Anne Nielsen; daughter Samantha Nielsen; son Johnathan Ketchum; brothers Keith Nielsen and wife Tammy, Brian Nielsen and his wife; and numerous other family members.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a Vigil at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2009, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2009, at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.