Sherid Burke Nielson, 88 of Moroni, passed away June 10, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Burke was born May 9, 1934 to Ephraim Wells and Venetta Swensen Nielson in Moroni, Utah. He excelled in FFA in high school and was a speaker at the National Convention. He married Dixie Nielson on June 4, 1954 in the Manti Temple.
Burke spent his entire life in Moroni. He was a very hard worker. He loved driving truck and passed that love and talent on to several others.
He was a turkey farmer and a member of Moroni Feed Company. He served a church service mission with his wife Dixie at the Bishop’s Storehouse from February 2001 until 2003. He enjoyed watching the Western Channel and rodeos. He always looked forward to reading the church news. One of Burke’s favorite things was taking all of his grandsons with him to the Thousand Peaks Ranch, hauling livestock. This was a week-long event. He insisted on having the Easter hotdog roast rain or snow.
Burke is preceded in death by his parents; wife Dixie Nielson; siblings: Marysene Nielson, Joyce Jensen, Allen Nielson and Ellna Anderson. He is survived by his daughters: Teri (Max) Bell, Gail Anne (Wayne) Howell and Gaye Deen Zabriskie; 11 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery.
A special thanks to the staff at Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care and Hospice for their loving care. Online condolences and Live Zoom Link at rasmussenmortuary.com in his obituary