Maxine L. "Mickey" Nielsen, 85, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully after spending the day with her family Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville.

She was born in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 9, 1932, to Nels and Lurline (Coombs) Waldstein, who immigrated from Malmö, Sweden. 
She received a bachelor’s degree from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. and a master’s degree from Ball State. She was an educator for 40 years, teaching elementary at Carmel for 25 years. She enjoyed bowling, painting and gardening. She loved the summertime when she took care of her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Robert (Susan) Nielsen; three grandchildren, Jessica Nielsen (Sean Rhiney), Adam Nielsen, and Kate Nielsen (Ben Cooper); great-grandson, Ronan Nels Rhiney; brother- and sister-in-law, Raymond and Marilyn Nielsen; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Jones.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Nielsen, who she married on June 11, 1950 at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Buena Vista County, Iowa; and her sister, Donna Baker.
Services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with visitation scheduled from 4 p.m. to the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; or Season's Hospice, 2629 Waterfront Parkway East Drive, Suite 375, Indianapolis, IN 46214.