David Michael Nilsen, 61, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday August 5, 2021 after battling a long illness. David was born in Chicopee on May 19, 1960 but spent the majority of his life in Springfield. He was a son of the late Arthur M. and Vera M. (Anderson) Nilsen. David was an active member of Bethany Assembly of God, the NRA, and The Sons of Norway. He will be missed by all, including his many friends from his years working at Cigna and his lifelong journey with Bethany Assembly of God. David leaves his two daughters, Christa M. Nilsen of NY, NY, and Gabrielle L. Nilsen of Springfield; his sister, Nancy Smith, and her husband, Rob of Florida; his brothers, Howard Nilsen and his wife, Annie of Williamsburg, VA, and Ronald Nilsen and his wife, Ellen of Springfield and nine nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, September 18, for a period of visitation for David from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Bethany Assembly of God, 580 Main St. Agawam, MA 01001, followed by a service at 3 p.m. in the church. Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. To leave an online expression of sympathy for the family, please visit www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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