Burbank Leader, August 1987
Services will be noon, Monday for William S. Nielsen, 47, former basketball stand-out at Burbank High School who died of cancer on Tuesday August 10, 1987 at Glendale Memorial Hospital.A 1958 graduate of Burbank High School, Mr. Nielsen was Most-Valuable Player in basketball and lettered in tennis. He attended UCLA and as a freshman was the sixth man on the freshman basketball team.
Mr. Nielsen was a representative for a candy manufacturer.He was active in the Junior Achievement program at Burbank High School where he was insturmental in starting a candy company.
He is survived by his wife, Renate, sons, Mark and David, and stepson, Glen Wachtel, and parents, W.A. and Grace Neilsen.Services will be noon, Monday at Emmanuel Luthern Church, 6020 Radford Avenue, North Hollywood.