Theresa Marie (Olsen) Nissen (1923 - 2015)

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Theresa M. Nissen, 91, Funeral services for Theresa M. Nissen were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic, with Pastor Jon Schank of East Side Christian Church in Council Bluffs officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Kimballton. Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic was in charge of the arrantements
Theresa Marie was born on Sept. 12, 1923, the daughter of Ole P. and Emma (O'Brien) Olsen and passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up and attended school in Elk Horn.
On Sept. 9, 1940, she married Belmond Nissen at her brother, Raymond's home in Elk Horn. They lived on a farm northwest of Kimballton until 1980, when they retired from farming and moved to town. After Belmond passed away in 1988, she made Atlantic her home. Theresa was not only a hardworking farm wife, but also worked for Allen Produce and was a nurse's aide at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan and Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.
She was a current member of the Evangelical Free Church in Atlantic, and a former long time member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, where she was active in Ladies Aid. Theresa had also been active in the Social Hour Club, while living on the farm. Theresa enjoyed time at home, and was always busy, whether it was cooking, baking, crocheting, embroidering, or sewing clothes for the grandkids. The family looked forward to tasty cinnamon rolls, pies, holiday cookies and receiving a tin filled with delicious chocolate chip cookies, one of her specialties.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ole P. and Emma Olsen; husband, Belmond in 1988; son, Keith in 1993; grandson, Ronald Vargas in 1981; brother, Raymond (Edna) Olsen; sisters, Ellen (Henrik) Petersen and Edith (Chris) Hastert; and sons-in-law, Harold Herman, Nicholas Filsinger and Rocky Martin.
Theresa is survived by her children, Linda Herman of Atlantic, Doris (Danny) Olson of Van Wert, Joanne Filsinger of Las Vegas, Nev., Allan (Julie) Nissen of Exira, and Terri (friend, Dave Wilson) Martin of Council Bluffs; grandchildren, Mary (Clark) Johnson, Gary (Jodi) Vargas, Mike (Michelle) Olson, Jeff (Tina) Olson, Deborah (friend, Lee Chandler) Carson, Patricia (friend, Steve Sandage) Parkhurst, Shelley Callaway, Scott (Susie) Nelson, Brian (Pranee) Nelson, Jill (Glen) Cornell, Jennifer (Terry) Weisenborn, Jaime (Cole) Christensen, Crystal (Mitch) Cushman, Tyler Kermoade, Benton Nissen, Bethany Nissen, Robert Krisinger; 28 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sally (Kelly) Young of Marne; brother-in-law, Harold (Elna) Nissen of Harlan; and many nieces and nephews.
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from July 10 to July 17, 2015