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ALLISON, Marcella (nee Meinzer) 1916-2003

ALLISON, MEINZER, BRANDENBURG

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 2/3/2009 at 20:47:01

Marcella M. Allison, 87, of Charles City, died Saturday, November 22, 2003, at the Salsbury Baptist Home, Charles City, Iowa

Funeral Services for Marcella Allison will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City. Rev. Dennis Niezwaag, pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Memorials may be directed to the St. John Lutheran Church or to Hospice of North Iowa.

Marcella M. Meinzer Allison was born October 4, 1916, in Charles City, the daughter of Harvey and Bertha (Brandenburg) Meinzer. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1934. She married Lloyd Allison in 1941 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua and had one child, Galene. Marcella worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Lydia-Rebecca Circle. Marcella was a caregiver. She took care of both her father and her mother up until their deaths and raised her daughter by herself. Her church and her family were her main interests and she was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished any time that could be spent with them.

Living family members include her daughter and son-in-law Galene and Jack Sobolik of Charles City; two grandchildren, Dr. Kristin Sobolik and her husband Scott Peterson of Orono, Maine, and SSGT Patrick Sobolik and his wife Deanne of Dumfries, Va.; her great-grandchildren: Nathaniel, Nicholas, Emma, and Veronika Peterson, and Mikaela, Jonathon, and Alayna Sobolik; one niece Chantal Jennings, and one nephew Walter Meinzer II, as well as several cousins.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Walter Meinzer.


 

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