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Thorval “Bo” Nielsen honored at RF Rod and Gun Club


 

TOP: This plaque was dedicated in memory of Thorval “Bo” Nielsen at the Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club. BOTTOM: Don Boezwinkle (left) and Bob Townes (right) at the dedication ceremony for Bo Nielsen.

TOP: This plaque was dedicated in memory of Thorval “Bo” Nielsen at the Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club.
BOTTOM: Don Boezwinkle (left) and Bob Townes (right) at the dedication ceremony for Bo Nielsen.

Thorval “Bo” Nielsen

Thorval “Bo” Nielsen

By Judy Reed

The Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club, located at 7463 18 Mile Rd NE, recently held a ceremony in memory of lifetime club member Thorval “Bo” Nielsen, who passed away last year. They dedicated a plaque in his honor.

“It was in memory of the all the help and advice he gave for the buildings there,” explained Club founder Bob Townes. “We wouldn’t have them without him.”

Board member Don Boezwinkle and Townes led the event, where members talked about Nielsen.

Townes said he has fond memories of all the fishing trips on Lake Erie and Lake Michigan with Nielsen, and camping trips as well.

He noted that Boezwinkle had stories about hunting moose, elk and pheasant with Bo. Townes said the big rack of moose antlers over the club’s fireplace was from a moose Bo got on one of those outings.

Townes noted that Dick Capek bought a boxcar of damaged brick and that Nielsen paid him for it and went through it and used the bricks on the building at the Club.

“He was also instrumental in helping with the stone fireplace. It’s huge in regard to most—it fits a four-foot log,” explained Townes. “Jim Doyle and I salvaged huge stones out of the old depot that was torn down several years ago (from where the staging area is now at W. Maple and the White Pine Trail) and put them in the base of the fireplace. It’s nice that we could do that in memory of the old depot and Bo gave us advice on it,” he said.

The Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club was founded in 1952 by Townes, his father Jim Townes, and Jim’s brother, Edward Townes. The Club has approximately 40 acres of land, with Pistol, Rifle, Trap and Bow Arrow ranges.

For more information about the Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club, visit their website at http://www.redflannelrodandgunclub.com/.

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