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Marjorie Nelson

Anthon, Iowa

September 19, 1930 - May 14, 2024

Marjorie Nelson Obituary

Marjorie “Marj” Nelson, age 93, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Park View Haven Nursing Home Coleridge, Nebraska.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Randy Schon will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary 6:45p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.


Marjorie Maureen Nelson (Boyle) was born September 19, 1930, in Danbury, IA, the daughter of Thomas and Berniece (Brenner) Boyle. She received her education and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy with the class of 1948. Marjorie, “Marj”, went on to further her education at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, where she studied to be a teacher. She worked as a kindergarten teacher for one year in Ute, IA.


On August 29, 1950, Marj was united in marriage to Roger Earl Nelson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury and to this union ten children were born. The couple lived on a nearby farm until 1951, when they relocated to rural Moville, IA, where Roger worked for Noonan Cattle Company until 1954. They then started farming for themselves and settled on a farm three miles north of Anthon, IA, along the Little Sioux River where they continued to raised their family.


Marj was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon and was active in Catholic

Daughters. After her children were grown, Marj went back to teaching and worked at Anthon-Oto elementary school as a teacher’s assistant for twenty years where she was beloved by the many students she helped.


Marj was a wonderful homemaker and accomplished seamstress. She loved history, genealogy, drawing, and was an avid reader. She loved to travel. Marj enjoyed summer family trips, Roger’s seed corn company trips, and those she took after he passed to various religious sites in Europe. Her most memorable trip was her first time visiting Ireland with Roger.


Marj was a devout Catholic and loved praying the Rosary. She will be greatly missed by all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives and friends.


Those left to cherish Marj’s memory include her children: Timothy Robert Nelson of Correctionville, IA, (children Joe, Valery, Melonie, and Paul), Nancy Ann (Rev. Dennis) Bailey of Ankeny, IA, (children Brian, Steven, and Jon), Thomas Charles (Choni) Nelson of Newcastle, NE, (children Monica, Brenda, and Brad), Lori Kathleen Lienemann of Houston, TX, (children Shane, Berend and Rachel), Sara Lynn Nelson (fiancé Mike Strom) of Lopez Island, WA, Kirk Michael (Diane) Nelson of Shawnee, KS, (children Greg, Gary, and Audrey), Christopher Paul Nelson of Milford, CT, (children Brendan, Sean, and Megan), and Kate Marie (James) Gonzales of Shawnee, KS, (children Sophia, Eric, and Julian); daughter-in-law Tammy Reimer of Anthon, IA (children Sam and Charlie); 29 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brothers Vince Boyle of Danbury, IA, and Bill (Barb) Boyle of Klamath Falls, OR; sister Sheila Theobald of Holstein, IA; and sister-in-law Marlene Boyle of Danbury, IA.


Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roger in 2000; daughter Susan Jean in 1971; son Eric John in 1998; daughter-in-law Carla Nelson; son-in-law Lowell Lienemann; brothers Bob (Marilyn)Boyle, Jim Boyle, and Marty Boyle; brother-in-law Lester Theobald; and sister-in-law Dorothy Boyle.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marjorie Nelson hosted by Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes.

Marjorie “Marj” Nelson, age 93, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Park View Haven Nursing Home Coleridge, Nebraska.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Randy Schon will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary 6:45p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.


Marjorie Maureen Nelson (Boyle) was born September 19, 1930, in Danbury, IA, the daughter of Thomas and Berniece (Brenner) Boyle. She received her education and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy with the class of 1948. Marjorie, “Marj”, went on to further her education at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, where she studied to be a teacher. She worked as a kindergarten teacher for one year in Ute, IA.


On August 29, 1950, Marj was united in marriage to Roger Earl Nelson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury and to this union ten children were born. The couple lived on a nearby farm until 1951, when they relocated to rural Moville, IA, where Roger worked for Noonan Cattle Company until 1954. They then started farming for themselves and settled on a farm three miles north of Anthon, IA, along the Little Sioux River where they continued to raised their family.


Marj was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon and was active in Catholic

Daughters. After her children were grown, Marj went back to teaching and worked at Anthon-Oto elementary school as a teacher’s assistant for twenty years where she was beloved by the many students she helped.


Marj was a wonderful homemaker and accomplished seamstress. She loved history, genealogy, drawing, and was an avid reader. She loved to travel. Marj enjoyed summer family trips, Roger’s seed corn company trips, and those she took after he passed to various religious sites in Europe. Her most memorable trip was her first time visiting Ireland with Roger.


Marj was a devout Catholic and loved praying the Rosary. She will be greatly missed by all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives and friends.


Those left to cherish Marj’s memory include her children: Timothy Robert Nelson of Correctionville, IA, (children Joe, Valery, Melonie, and Paul), Nancy Ann (Rev. Dennis) Bailey of Ankeny, IA, (children Brian, Steven, and Jon), Thomas Charles (Choni) Nelson of Newcastle, NE, (children Monica, Brenda, and Brad), Lori Kathleen Lienemann of Houston, TX, (children Shane, Berend and Rachel), Sara Lynn Nelson (fiancé Mike Strom) of Lopez Island, WA, Kirk Michael (Diane) Nelson of Shawnee, KS, (children Greg, Gary, and Audrey), Christopher Paul Nelson of Milford, CT, (children Brendan, Sean, and Megan), and Kate Marie (James) Gonzales of Shawnee, KS, (children Sophia, Eric, and Julian); daughter-in-law Tammy Reimer of Anthon, IA (children Sam and Charlie); 29 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brothers Vince Boyle of Danbury, IA, and Bill (Barb) Boyle of Klamath Falls, OR; sister Sheila Theobald of Holstein, IA; and sister-in-law Marlene Boyle of Danbury, IA.


Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roger in 2000; daughter Susan Jean in 1971; son Eric John in 1998; daughter-in-law Carla Nelson; son-in-law Lowell Lienemann; brothers Bob (Marilyn)Boyle, Jim Boyle, and Marty Boyle; brother-in-law Lester Theobald; and sister-in-law Dorothy Boyle.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marjorie Nelson hosted by Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes.

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