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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Justine J. 'Tina' Nelson, 67, Muscatine, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation, Muscatine.

Service at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. John P. Gallagher will officiate. Casket bearers are James Nelson, Robert Nelson, John Nelson, Bobby Nelson Martinez, Mike Musser and Brad Austin. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Wilton.

Mrs. Nelson was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Wilton, the daughter of James E. and Josephine Krupp McSwiggin. She married Larry G. Nelson Oct. 24, 1959, in Wilton. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She and her husband owned and operated the Pitstop Tavern, Mode-O-Day Clothing Store and Tina's Attic. She was an antique dealer. As a registered nurse, she worked at Thatcher Plastics, Muscatine General Hospital and Lutheran Homes, retiring in 1999 after 20 years. She also hosted Toy Parade parties for more than 20 years. She enjoyed antiquing, spending time with her family, kids and grandchildren and traveling.

Survivors include three sons, James Nelson, Robert Nelson and John Nelson, all of Muscatine; a daughter, Angie Nelson and husband, Mike Musser, of Muscatine; a grandson, Bobby Nelson Martinez; three granddaughters, Heather Musser Marker and husband, Andy, Patty Orr and husband, Shane, and Tia Martinez; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and a sister.
WINFIELD, Iowa - Harley W. Nelson, 83, of Winfield, died Wednesday, March 22, at the Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield. Service at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. The Rev. Todd Smith will officiate. Burial will be at the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery. Visitation at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Mr. Nelson was born on Nov. 20, 1916, in Lenox, the son of Frank and Esther Becherer Nelson. He married Myrtha McMath on Nov. 29, 1938, in Washington. He graduated from Lenox High School. He moved to Winfield and has farmed the same farm since 1943. He was baptized and joined the Winfield First Presbyterian Church in 1943, where he was an elder and deacon. Survivors include his wife, Myrtha of Winfield; a daughter, Sandra J. Dennis of West Burlington; two sons, Richard M. Nelson of Davenport and Robert C. Nelson of Muscatine; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Schaller of Creston; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
WAPELLO, Iowa -- Virginia Marie Nelson, 73, of Wapello died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine.

Service at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. The Rev. Mary N. Pugh will officiate. Burial will be at the Wapello Cemetery.

The family will not have a specific visitation per her request. A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Keck Memorial Library in Wapello for the purchase of books.

Mrs. Nelson was born April 6, 1928, in Wapello, the daughter of C.W. and Sue Mann Askren. She married Richard Nelson June 5, 1949, in Wapello.

She was a graduate of Wapello High School in 1946 and the University of Iowa in 1971 with a bachelor's of arts degree in Education.

She taught sixth grade at Muscatine Community Schools for 17 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a former member of the Geneva Guild, a member of the Louisa County Retired School Personnel and the Muscatine Area Retired Teacher's Association.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; two sons, Chuck Nelson of Marietta, Ga. and Phil Nelson and wife, Lisa, of Odessa, Mo.; her mother, Sue Askren of Wapello; and a sister, Sue Kuntz of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her father.
JOY, Ill. -- Ralph F. Nelson, 87, of Joy died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport.

Service at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, Ill. The Rev. Carl Stoldt will officiate. Burial will be at the Aledo Cemetery.

Mr. Nelson was born on Aug. 26, 1914, in Mercer County, the son of John Ellsworth and Celia Jane Felton Nelson. He married Mildred I. Nelson on Sept. 2, 1944, in Rock Island, Ill. She preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1998.

He graduated from Aledo High School in 1932.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Millersburg area.

He was a member of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, former Boy Scout Leader and a former Trustee and Supervisor of Millersburg Township. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge having started with the Joy Masonic Lodge No. 946 and was most recently a member, Past Master and former Secretary, of the New Boston Masonic Lodge No. 59. He was Past Patron of the former Joy Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Moline Consistory.

He loved to farm and enjoyed football and Stock Car Racing.

Survivors include three sons, Donald of Warrenton, Mo. and Russell and Larry, both of Joy; and a brother, Robert Nelson of Buffalo Prairie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a brother.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Bill Alfred Nelson, 66, 2421 Lutheran Drive, Muscatine, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Unity Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service at Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington. The Rev. Richard Boyd will officiate.

Visitation at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home, Washington.

Mr. Nelson was born on December 15, 1936, in Spartansburg, S.C., the son of Willie and Daisy Ruth Osborne Nelson. He married Donna May Nelson on August 4, 1955, in Iowa City. They later divorced.

He attended school in South Carolina and later attended school in Washington.

He was machine operator for Leiheopold Co., Burlington, for 25 years.

Survivors include a son, Bill Nelson Jr. and his wife, Sharrelle, of Columbus Junction; a daughter, Ruth Ann Kelly and her husband, Ray, of Washington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jimmy Nelson of Las Cruces, N.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Woodrow Nelson.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Alice Barbara Nelson, 91, died Saturday October 4, 2003, at the Bickford Cottage, Muscatine.

Funeral service at St. Mathias. The Reverend John P. Gallagher will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Cameron Moyer, Sean Conway, Don Curry, Matt Irwin, Jennifer Nelson and Jeff Umstead. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Visitation at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed for Alice by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary and Mathias Parish Building Fund.

Alice Nelson was born on April 12, 1912, in Greeley, Nebraska, the daughter of Michael and Mary Jane O'Keefe O'Connor. She married Merrill Nelson on September 17, 1940 in Grand Island, Nebraska. She had been a resident of Muscatine since 1948, moving from Columbus, Nebraska.

She was a member of the St. Mathias Church, a former state president of the Davenport Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, a past Regent of the Catholic Daughters of Americas, Court Joan of Arc #524, and she was a die hard Cub fan and attended many games.

She was a registered nurse at Muscatine General Hospital and later worked as a visiting nurse for Community Nursing.

Alice is survived by a son, Terry J. Nelson and his wife Nancy, of West Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Sue Conway, of Muscatine; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merrill in 1974, one grandson, four sisters and three brothers.
Nettie Irene Nelson, 87, of Columbus Junction, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at the Colonial Manor Care Center.

Casketbearers will be Le Roy Van Auken, Ronnie Van Auken, Larry Van Auken, Bill Baker, Robert Morse and William Hightower. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in Nelson's name.

Nettie Irene Morse was born March 29, 1919, in Conesville, the daughter of Aura and Gusta Berkshire Morse. On April 9, 1947, Nettie was united in marriage to Albert 'Shorty' Nelson in Rock Island, Ill.

Nelson farmed with her husband, raising chickens and selling eggs in the Rock Island and Moline, Ill., area for 35 years. She was a member of the Milan First Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Farm Bureau Ladies.

Nelson enjoyed quilting with her church group, gardening and was known for her wonderful homemade pies.

Nelson will be dearly missed by her sister, Twyla Holland of Columbus Junction; and her several nieces and nephews.

Nelson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Shorty on Dec. 20, 2001; two sisters, Gwen Mullen and Lenore Van Auken; and brother, Rex Morse.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Merrill Richard Nelson, 75, Muscatine, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Lutheran Homes.

His cremains will be inurned at Oakhill Cemetery, Estherville, at a later date. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Nelson was born March 30, 1929, in Estherville, the son of Alfred E. and Thelma Nelson.

He was employed in the Real Estate field in Muscatine for 15 years. He was most recently employed at Muscatine Iowa Reality.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, Brad of the Cayman Islands; a sister, Madelyn Ellis and husband Evert of Estherville; and two special friends, Fred Brown of Muscatine and Connie Walker of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Barb.
WILTON, Iowa -- Karen K. Nelson, 63, Wilton, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at her home.

Service at Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Lenora Speer, and vocalist, Sarah Horstmann. Casket bearers are Jim Conrad, Aaron Thoma, Matt Horstmann, Dustin Daufeldt, Quentin Daufeldt and Tom Rouse. Honorary casket bearers are Sarah Horstmann, Wade Nelson and Logan Nelson. Burial will be at Inland Cemetery, Bennett.

Visitations at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton.

Mrs. Nelson was born May 29, 1941, in Davenport, the daughter of Vallie and Antonietta Schepers Zahner. She married Donald W. Nelson April 9, 1960, in Bennett. He preceded her in death April 14, 1999.

She and her husband raised their family in Bennett. They later moved to Chicago and after retirement, moved to Wilton in 1994, to be near their family.

She was her husband's secretary at Don Nelson Construction. Earlier she worked at the Midway Cafe, Bennett, and until her death she worked at Jeff's Supermarket, Wilton.

She was a member of Peace Church of Christ United. She enjoyed painting ceramic houses, cooking and canning. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Karis Horstmann and husband, Fred Horstmann Jr. of Bennett and LeAnne Daufeldt of Wilton; a son, Donnie Nelson and wife, Rachel, of Durant; her mother, Antonietta Zahner of Muscatine; two sisters, Joyce Phillips and husband, Terry, and Margo Schneider, all of Muscatine; a brother, Kleo Zahner and wife, Jan, of Davenport; and her mother-in-law, Ellen Nelson of Lisbon.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her father.
Jerry A. Nelson, 25, Aledo, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Galesburg, Ill., as a result of a one-vehicle accident.

The Rev. Mark Bartman will officiate. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 3, 1980, in Aledo, the son of Gary and Cheryl Miller Nelson. He married Brook A. Finch on April 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Aledo.

He graduated from Sherrard High School.

He was employed as a heavy machine operator for Vesta Guard and Son.
He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his friends and family especially his son, Clayton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Clayton at home; his mother, Cheryl Cross of Galesburg; his father, Gary Nelson of Viola, Ill.; two sisters, Crystal Breiby and husband Blake of Sherrard, Ill. and Brandi Nelson of Viola; a brother, Terry Nelson of Viola; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Nelson of Viola; maternal grandfather, Russell Miller of New Boston, Ill.; and a nephew, Hunter Breiby of Sherrard.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, LeRoy 'Spud' Nelson and his maternal grandmother, Lucille Miller.
NICHOLS, Iowa - Edward M. Nelsen, 81, of Nichols, formerly of Avoca, Neb., died at home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2005 following a brief illness.

Funeral service was held at the Hammons Family Funeral Chapel, Weeping Water, Neb. The Rev. David Pearson officiated. Local arrangements were made by the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. Casket bearers were Jamie Jensen, Richard Nielsen, Leonard Haveman, Carroll Meyer, Ed Boehm and Harvey Dettmer. Honorary casket bearers were Vernon Dettmer and Wayne Wohlers. Burial was at the Avoca Cemetery. American Legion Post #237 provided military honors.

Edward was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Avoca, Neb. to Marcus and Lanora Salling Nelsen. Edward married Wilma Schaapveld July 18, 1974.

Edward attended school at Avoca and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Area farmers remember Edward when he owned a corn sheller and drove trucks to their farms to haul their corn to town. For a time he ran the Nelsen Steakhouse in Avoca.

He also worked as custodian at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Edward is survived by his son, Lloyd and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Nelsen, of Eagle, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Jan Nelsen of Aubrey, Texas; sister, Julia McDonald of Lake Charles, La.; five step-children, Gary and spouse, Helen Schaapveld, Leslie and spouse, Joyce Schaapveld, Warren and spouse, Ann Schaapveld, Loren and spouse, Nancy Schaapveld, and Daniel and spouse, Karen Schaapveld; five grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one infant brother and one son, Marvin.
LONE TREE, Iowa -- Jo Ann Nellie Nelson, 66, Lone Tree, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at her home after an extended illness.

Carol Kaalberg will conduct the services. Casket bearers are Ed Huff, Ted Huff, Ron Flake, Marvin Hotz, Rod Frank and Scott Frank. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice and the Holden Cancer Research Center.

Mrs. Nelson was born June 16, 1938, in Iowa City, the daughter of Russell Wayne and Margaret Ann Grady Frank. She married Dale Nelson April 5, 1958, at First Methodist Church, Iowa City.

She worked at the Farmers and Merchant Bank, Lone Tree, and the Nelson Oil Company. She later was an ATM processor for Iowa State Bank, retiring in August 2004.

She was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooters Association and the Iowa State Trap Shooters Association, earning several State Championships and two National Championships.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Clinton Nelson Sr. of Riverside and Kevin Nelson and wife, Teresa 'Teri', of Centerville; four grandchildren, Clinton Jr., Robert Dale, Rhyan and Dakota; a brother, Russell James Frank and wife, Jean, of Riverside; an aunt, Jackie Grady and special friend, Mary Kay Zimmerman, of Iowa City; a brother-in-law, Ed Huff of Iowa City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Sharon Huff.
JOY, Ill. -- Forbes Nelson, 71, Joy, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo, Ill.

Burial will be at Peniel Cemetery, Joy.

Mr. Nelson was born Feb. 3, 1934, at home in rural Joy, the son of Virgil and Vance Kiddoo Nelson. He married Nancy Rubert Sept. 25, 1954, in Aledo.

Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army from 1956-58, he began farming north of the Joy area.

His hobbies included antique tractor pulling. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Joy; former member of the Westmer School Board; and member of the Westmer FFA Alumni, where he was a former officer.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sharon Salvator and husband, Jamie, of Warrenton, Mo.; a son, Glen Nelson of Joy; two grandsons, Kaden and Garen Nelson; a sister, Lois Johnson of California; and two brothers, Macy Nelson of Aledo and Wayne Nelson of Joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ivon; and a sister, Floy Marie Plunkett.
OCOEE, Florida - Robert Merle Nelson, died Sunday, May 25, at Health Central Hospital, in Ocoee following a brief illness.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Ocoee Family Funeral and Cremation Chapel. Burial will be in Van Buren County, Iowa at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Diabetes Research.

Mr. Nelson was born March 26, 1932, in Stockport, Iowa, the son of Merle Nelson and Roberta Johnston. He married Norma Ruth Brown in 1950 and from that union came five sons.

He and his wife lived in Birmingham, Iowa, between 1950 and 1951, while he worked as a welder in Keosauqua. They moved to Burlington in 1952, where he worked on the Burlington Route and later as an assembler and a draftsman. They moved to Muscatine in 1957, where he worked at Stanley Engineering. In 1969, they returned to Burlington and divorced in 1973.

He married Imogene Heap in 1973, and continued working as a designer, draftsman in the Burlington area until 1982, when they moved to Ocoee, Florida. Imogene died in March 1987. Bob married Deannie Allen of Ocoee in November 1987.

In Florida he worked as a drafting supervisor until 1992, and as a consulting draftsman for the remainder of his career. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and shooting sports and was a lifelong member of the NRA.

He is survived by three sons, Douglas Nelson, Dennis Nelson and Joel Nelson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Nelson of West Memphis, Arizona and Larry Nelson of Moreno Valley, California; one half brother, Alan Mahon of Bloomfield, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Lawson and Desda Smith; sons, Ross and David.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nancy Nelson, 61, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Iowa Methodist Hospital after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

She was a great mom, grandma and friend.

Survivor include her husband, Terry; two daughters, Theresa Moyer and husband, Cameron, and their children, Christopher, Katy and Libby, all of Leawood, Kan., and Jennifer Umstead and husband, Jeff, and their child, Miles, all of Johnston; two brothers, Herb Hahn and Ted Toborg; and two sisters, Phyllis Ganzer and Bernadine Faust.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher.
ALEDO, Illinois - Lavern D. Nelson, 89, a resident of Heritage Woods in Aledo, formerly of Joy, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo, Illinois.

Service will be at the United Methodist Church, Joy, Illinois. Burial is in the Peniel Cemetery in rural Joy, Illinois.

Visitation at the Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, Illinois.

Mr. Nelson was born April 18, 1918, in Eliza Township in Mercer County, Illinois, the son of Orville and Edna Desch Nelson. He married Marguerite A. Hall Feb. 22, 1948, in Keithsburg, Illinois.

He attended Winter's Creek School and graduated from Joy High School in 1935.

He served in the U.S. Army Veteran Medical Corps during WWII.

He farmed the family farm in Joy his entire life.

He was a member and elder of the Joy Presbyterian Church, prior to its closing, and a member of the Joy United Methodist Church, where he was actively involved in different capacities. He was a member and past commander of the Eliza American Legion Post 1971 and a member of the Mercer County Veterans Assistance Commission.

He and his wife enjoyed square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Nelson of Aledo, Illinois; three daughters, Gloria Nelson of East Moline, Donna DeKeyrel and her husband, Rene, of Illinois City and Rita Nelson Herbert of Moline; three grandsons, Jason Baraks of Moline, Edward DeKeyrel and Andrew DeKeyrel and his wife, Jodi, all of Illinois City; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Baraks and Evan and Emma DeKeyrel; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Nelson and her family of Joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lyle Nelson.
ALEDO, Ill. - Phyllis J. Nelson, 79, of Aledo, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at her home.

Burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson was born April 8, 1928, in New Boston, the daughter of Willard and Bessie Jackson Giles.

She graduated from Joy High School in 1946 and attended McMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., and the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport.

She was employed as a secretary for area attorneys, worked at the Joy Bank and assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm.

She was a member of the Joy United Methodist Church, Joy Methodist Women, the Golden Links Club, Mercer VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary, Mercer County YMCA and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed square dancing, polka, bowling, traveling and playing cards in area card clubs. She loved the farm, especially the horses, and she enjoyed her family and their sporting events.

She will be greatly missed by her husband; two daughters, Sandy (Don) Riddell of Aledo and Pam (Doug) Burg of Willow Street, Penn.; two grandchildren, David (Chrissy) Riddell of Andover, Ill., and Josh Burg of Willow Street, Penn.; and two great-grandchildren, Conner and Zack Riddell of Andover.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Larry Bruce Nelson; and a grandson, Adam Burg.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Larry L. Nelson age, 66, of New Windsor, Ill., died Monday April 14, 2008, at the Oak Glen Home in Coal Valley, Ill.

Funeral Service will be at Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor. Burial is in the New Windsor Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Memorials may be left to the Calvary Lutheran Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Mr. Nelson was born July 4, 1941, in New Windsor, a son of Wayne and Olive Peterson Nelson. He married Judith Ann Swanson. On April 9, 1966, in Nashua, Iowa.

He graduated from Winola High School in 1959 and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was employed briefly at the former Whiteside Implement Co. in Reynolds, Ill. and was then employed for more than 30 years at the Ericson Log and Lumber Co. in New Windsor retiring in 2007.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and was a motorcycle enthusiast having been an early member of the former Sod Savage Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and watching drag racing.

Survivors include his wife Judith; a son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Christi Nelson, granddaughters, Jenna Katherine and Caroline Nelson all of Muscatine; a sister, Susan Collins of Moline, Illinois; a brother, Darrell Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska; nieces; nephews; and his mother-in-law, Martha Anderson of Milan, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Linda Lou.
DEWITT, Iowa -- Richard A. Nelson Sr., 70, DeWitt, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home of cancer.

Private graveside services will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the family for Hospice of DeWitt and Clinton.

Mr. Nelson was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Rock Island, Ill., the son of Gunner and Maude Brotherton Nelson. He married Darlene Haider on Aug. 25, 1958, in Webster City, S.D.

He was a farmer, painter and had worked for Central Power, Montpelier, for 10 years. He was an avid gardener, loved fishing and hunting and especially time spent with his family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; a son, Dean and wife, Lori, of Joy, Ill.; a daughter, Pamila Minatrea and husband, Tim, of Rollette, Texas; three brothers, Carl of Ennis, Texas, Jon of Spring, Texas and Edwin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sisters, Dorothy Potter of Davenport, Mary Nelson of Maquoketa, Karen Suffel of DeWitt, Sheryl Hagge of Durant and Lori Kenniker of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Lottie Minatrea of Rollette, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Jr.; one sister; and two brothers.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Sharon Marie Nelson-Huff, 67, of 661 Scott Park Drive, Iowa City, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at her home, after a short battle with lung cancer.

Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery, Lone Tree.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice or Holden Cancer Center in care of University of Iowa Foundation.

She was born March 12, 1937, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Emmanuel Leroy and Martha Caroline Davis Nelson. She married Edward J. Huff June 4, 1955, in Lone Tree.

From 1955-57, she worked for Iowa State Bank as a teller, then from 1957-68 she worked for Lone Tree Savings Bank as a cashier and bank teller. In 1969, she retired from banking and in 1973 she went into business with her husband and they purchased Hawkeye North American Moving & Storage, Iowa City. In 2001, they expanded their company with the purchase of North American Moving & Storage, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Superior Logistics USA, a holding company of Hawkeye Moving & Storage and North American Moving & Storage (NAMS).

In the past several years, she and her husband owned various other companies with their business partner, Gary Hughes, also of Iowa City.

She enjoyed crosswords puzzles, her grandchildren, great-grandchild, her close friends, Mike and Dianne Riggan of Muscatine, Sheila Morrison Whitlock of Bow, Wash., Ben Sorden of Shueyville, and Michelle Morrison of Iowa City and time spent with her husband and family on their houseboat in Dubuque. She belonged to the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge in Iowa City; and Lone Tree Women's Bowling Association, Altar and Rosary Society and Peanuts Card Club in Lone Tree.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Victoria Ann Huff of Iowa City and Michelle Marie Huff of North Liberty; a son, Ted Huff of Fort Wayne; four granddaughters, Jessica Frierson of Garland, Texas, April Huff Ring of Iowa City and Alexis and Kelsey Page, both of North Liberty; a great-grandson, Forrest Edward Frierson of Garland; and a brother, Dale Nelson and wife JoAnn of Lone Tree.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Joe and Orpha Huff; and a great-grandson, Shane Nicholas Baker.

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