Margaret Nielsen, 86, was born March 6, 1927 in Des Moines. She passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home.
Margaret was a longtime member of Luther Memorial Church.
Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ray Nielsen; daughter, Sherri (Randy) Stiffin of Knoxville, TN; son, Steve (Terri) Nielsen of Altoona; grandchildren, Brian (Kacee) Nielsen, Beau (Stefanie) Nielsen, Tyler Nielsen, Jaime Stiffin and Josh Stiffin; great-grandchildren, Gavvon, Mia and Taylor Nielsen; other loving relatives and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl (Bishop) Wood.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th St. SW. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the funeral and private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, PO Box 8468, Des Moines, IA 50301 or the
, Greater Iowa Chapter, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266 in loving memory of Margaret.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com