Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Emmert & Margaret (HERRON) NELSEN

Tombstone Tuesday
Emmert & Margaret (HERRON) NELSEN

Margaret Elizabeth HERRON was born 9 Jul 1914, died 29 Nov 1991. Margaret was the daughter of Wilson and Lucile (KINNICK) HERRON. [Lucile is a sister of my grandfather, Paul KINNICK].

On 21 Oct 1933 she married Emmert Martinus NELSEN.

He was born 25 Jun 1914, died 22 Sep 1987.

Margaret Elizabeth Nelsen - Audubon services held - CR Ent, 5 Dec 1991, p. 14
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Carl Hansen on Monday, December 2, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon for Margaret Elizabeth Nelsen. Casketbearers were Randy Nelsen, Todd Nelsen, Michael Nelsen, Darrell Nelsen II, Don Nelsen, Joel Rattenborg, Jay Myers, Nick Nelsen, Chad Nelsen, and Joshua Nelsen. Honorary casketbearers were Scott Dermody, David Dermody, and James Nelsen. Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery, Guthrie County, near Coon Rapids.
Margaret Elizabeth Herron Nelsen, the oldest daughter of Wilson C. and Helen Lucile Kinnick Herron, was born July 9, 1914 in Guthrie County, Iowa near White Rock and died of respiratory failure on November 29, 1991 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 77 years, 4 months, and 20 days. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. She attended rural school in Guthrie County and high school in Coon Rapids, Iowa.
On October 21, 1933 Margaret married Emmert M. Nelsen at Coon Rapids and to this union eight children were born. Margaret and Emmert were engaged in farming until 1960 during which time Margaret was employed at the Dinner Bell Cafe in Audubon from 1957 to March of 1959. They moved into Audubon in 1960 and Margaret worked at the Audubon Community School District until 1963 at which time they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. They returned to Audubon in 1965 and Margaret was again employed at the Dinner Bell Cafe and also was a head cook at the T-Bone Club and also worked at the Summit House. She retired in 1983. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Emmert on September 22, 1987; her parents; three grandsons and one great grandson. Survivors include her children and their spouses: Arnold and Karen Nelsen of North Sioux City, SD; Darrell and Sue Nelsen of Audubon; Thomas and Betsy Nelsen of Hamlin, IA; Marie and Ben Myers of Treynor, IA; Vitta and Bob Rattenborg of Audubon, IA; Donald and Dorothy Nelsen of Avoca, IA; Phylliss Shambauh of Urbandale, IA; and Franklin Nelsen of Avoca, IA; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; her brothers and their spouses: Wilbur and Pauline Herron of Bayard, IA; Donald and Jennie Herron of Coon Rapids, IA; Duane and Mildred Herron of Bayard, IA; Wilson C. Herron, Jr. of Des Moines, IA; her sisters and their spouses: Pauline Roller of Glidden, IA; Naomi and Bob Kepple of Bayard, IA; Genevieve and Gene Hilgenberg; Geneva and Gene Crouch, all of Bayard, IA; Shirley Sievers of Coon Rapids, IA; her sisters-in-law and their spouses: Ramona and Wyman Jensen of Altoona, IA; Gretchen and Mike DeCarlo of Des Moines, IA; Joan and Roy Mortensen of Audubon, IA; Sharon Nelsen of Des Moines, IA; her brother-law-, Dale Nelsen of California; her aunt and her husband, Lillian and Delbert Ford of Coon Rapids; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Families are Forever! ;-)

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