Marian M. (Kress) Nelson (1922 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE– Marian M. Nelson, 91 of Independence, died Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Center, Independence.
Marian was born on Aug. 8, 1922 near Rowley, the daughter of Lee J. and Maude V. (Anson) Kress. She was a 1939 graduate of the Quasqueton High School. On Feb. 24, 1941 she was married to Everett H. Nelson. The couple farmed in the Buchanan County Area until their retirement.
She is survived by seven children: Judy (Keith) Roberts and Margaret Ownby, all of Independence, Patricia Nelson, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Connie Harris, Cedar Rapids, Douglas Nelson, St. Petersburg, Fla., Dean (Malia) Nelson, Honolulu, Hawaii, Brian (Leslie) Nelson, Fairview, N.C.; 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Everett Nelson in 2011 two daughters: Jane Boies and Sharon Thompson; a grandchild, Ronnie Scott; two sisters: Grace Nelson, and Edna Adams; and a brother Dale Kress.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Independence with Rev. John Hougan officiating. Friends called for visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence. Private interment services will be held in the Rowley Cemetery, Rowley.
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216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, 2013