Marie Kathrine Nielsen (December 5, 2014)

11429 Photo color corrected 4November 3, 1936 ~ December 5, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014
1:00-2:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Atlantic, IA
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Saturday, December 13, 3014
2:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Atlantic, IA
(get directions)

Husband – Don Nielsen of Atlantic, IA
2 Sons – Pastor Phillip (DeAnn) Nielsen of Kirkman, IA
Mark (Amy) Nielsen of St. Louis, MO
1 Daughter – Laura (husband, Dan Dean) Kelly of Winslow, AR
1 Brother – Kenneth (Bonnie) Jensen of Albert Lea, MN
9 Grandchildren
Other Relatives & Friends

Marie Kathrine Nielsen passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa, at the age of 78 years, 1 month, and 2 days.

Marie was born to Peter Christian and Clara Marie (Christensen) Jensen on November 3, 1936 in Atlantic, Iowa. She graduated from Exira (Iowa) High School in 1955 and attended Dana College at Blair, Nebraska. Marie worked in Omaha for several years. She met her husband, Don Morris Nielsen, there and they were married June 14, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. They are parents of three children.

Marie and Don lived in Omaha until they moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1969 where they lived for 21 years. While in St. Louis, Marie worked as bookkeeper for a school district office. In 1990, Don was transferred to Haughton, Louisiana, and upon retirement they moved to Atlantic.

Marie was always active in the churches she attended. She was both honored and blest by being given the opportunity to lead a class in the Bible Study Fellowship International chapter that met in a large church in Louisiana. She was an active member of the Cass County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary until her illness. She enjoyed her Wednesday morning Bible Study group as well as gardening, reading and baking. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Don; son Phillip Nielsen and his wife, DeAnn, and their children, Eric, Isaac, Reece, Sheila and Keisha Nielsen of Kirkman, Iowa, and Jessie of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; daughter Laura Kelly, her husband, Dan Dean of Winslow, Arkansas, and their son Quinn Kelly of Ithaca, New York; son Mark Nielsen, his wife, Amy, and their children Holly and Macy Nielsen of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Kenneth Jensen and his wife, Bonnie of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and their children Paul Jensen of Cresco, Iowa, and Kari Weise of San Diego, California; as well as other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Iowa. Pastor Paul Breddin will officiate and Linda Weaver will serve as pianist. Memorials are suggested to Bible Study Fellowship International, Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, World Vision, and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

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7 Responses to Marie Kathrine Nielsen (December 5, 2014)

  1. Ruth and Dan Manning says:

    We saddened by the news of Marie passing, but rejoice with you knowing that she is now in the arms of our Savior. We plan to see you on Saturday.

  2. Kathy Wieting says:

    Don and all the Nielsens,
    We send heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Memories of Marie and the Nielsen family during your St. Louis / Holy Trinity Lutheran years are sweet! Our loving God has welcomed Marie to her heavenly home and will bring comfort and peace to you.

  3. Newell B. Bowers says:

    Dear Brother Don—and Family–
    I was blessed–my Faith was strengthened to be a neighbor and brother-In-Christ with both of you–and your extended family (including the parents of both of you).
    Don–our wives are now communing in Heaven—and that great cloud of Saints along with my family–and your family of Faith here on earth will be lifting you and yours up in prayer in the coming days and weeks—Re-read the book you loaned me after Darlene passed–(The Hidden Grace). ABRAZO
    Brother Newell Bowers

  4. Sheiree Planck says:

    Marie was always such a joy to visit with when she was in my salon chair. I will miss her but I know she is now in God’s loving care. Sending prayers to her family through this difficult time.

  5. Barbara Haskins says:

    Don and family,
    I know there is assurance in His Resurrection, but your hearts are saddened and I feel such sorrow for the loss you are sharing. My sympathies go out to you all.

  6. Don Skadeland says:

    Keeping some of your other friends informed, and looking forward to be with you next Saturday.

  7. Carroll and Judy Lang says:

    Don and family;
    Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May your hope in the resurrection continue to give you comfort and assurance.

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