Lois Marilyn Nelson (1930 - 2018)

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Lois Marilyn Nelson, 87, Red Oak, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Garden View Health Care Center, Shenandoah.
Lois Marilyn Nelson, the daughter of Iver Hanson and Velma Bergholm, was born June 7, 1930, in Red Oak.
Marilyn graduated from Red Oak High School in 1948, after which she attended Red Oak Junior College. She lived all but the last 14 months in Red Oak and was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir beginning her senior year in high school. Marilyn worked in the law office of Jonathan B. Richards for 37 years as a legal secretary. During that time, she graduated from LaSalle Extension University as a certified stenotypist and served as a substitute court reporter. In November 1958, Marilyn graduated from the Institute of Scientific Studies, a course sponsored by MIT, in Nuclear Engineering. After the death of Jonathan B. Richards, she worked for attorney John K. Petersen. Marilyn later worked at Bethlehem Lutheran Church as their secretary and treasurer until 1998, and then for Loomis Abstract Co. During the 1950s, she was active in and served as Chief Observer in the Ground Observer Corps, a group organized by SAC Air Force Base. In more recent years, she was active in the local Citizens Patrol.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; and sister-in-law, Louise Hanson.
Marilyn is survived by her brother, Donald Hanson of Pasadena, Texas; nieces, Lynda (Terry) Dowd of Katy, Texas, Donna Turner of Deer Park, Texas, and Sandra (Jeff) Bonnardel of Missouri City, Texas; great-nieces and -nephews; Richard, Patrick, Wendy, Kristi, and Andrew; cousins and other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak. Rev. Roger Claxton will officiate.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at sldfuneralhome.com.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Jan. 30, 2018