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ARNDT, Margaret Alice (Nelsen) 1914-2007


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 6/7/2010 at 23:03:06

Margaret Alice (Nelsen) Arndt, 93, of Nora Springs, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at the Nora Springs Care Center.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 16, 2007, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, 101 North Hawkeye, Nora Springs, with Dr. Reverend Jennifer E. Edinger. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery in Nora Springs. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 15, at the Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 North Hawkeye in Nora Springs. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time on Monday at the church.

The family of Margaret Alice (Nelsen) Arndt has requested that memorial contributions be made to the St. Luke Lutheran Church in her memory.

Margaret Alice (Nelsen) Arndt was born on February 7, 1914, to Andrew and Louella (Armstrong) Nelsen in Franklin County near Coulter, Iowa. She received her education in the Franklin County schools and graduated from Sheffield High School in 1932. She was united in marriage to Ted Arndt on January 19, 1934 in Mason City where they lived until 1947. They moved to Portland and lived there until 1972 when they moved to Nora Springs and lived there until her death. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and was interested in sewing, crafts, and gardening and above all especially loved taking care of her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, and visiting with her many friends and neighbors.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Friendly Circle, Bible Study group and Do Day quilting group. The church and her church community was especially important to Margaret and she loved being active in her church.

Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters; Phyllis (Tom) Kelley, and Marlys Kramm of Nora Springs, Peggy (Jerry) Majewski of Evansdale, Iowa, two sons; Ted Jr (Beverly) Arndt and Bruce Arndt and his special friend Colette of Nora Springs, 18 grandchildren and spouses, 34 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren, a brother-in-law; Vern Bushbaum of Dumont, three sisters-in-law, Pearl Nelsen of Filer, Idaho, Wyona Nelsen of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Marjorie Durant of Dumont, many nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ted Arndt who died in March 1991, daughter; Kathy Lou, two sons; Harold and Morris Arndt, and one great-granddaughter; Jennifer Severe, sister; Marian Bushbaum, and three brothers; Merle, Milford and Royal Nelsen.

Arrangements by Sheckler Colonial Chapel, (641) 749-2210

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