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Mary E. (Hereim) Nissen 1937-2020


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 11/22/2020 at 08:13:08

Mary E.(Hereim) Nissen, the daughter of Olaus Hereim and Agnette (Sevdy) Hereim, was born April 6, 1937, in Estherville, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville at the age of 83.

She received her education in the Graettinger, Iowa schools, graduating from Graettinger High School. On August 2, 1958, Mary was united in marriage to Ronald Nissen at First Lutheran Church in Graettinger. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Graettinger where they began raising their family. Mary was a full time homemaker, mom and wife. In her leisure time Mary enjoyed flower gardening, coffee with friends and doing puzzles.

Mary was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger.

Left to cherish Mary's memory are her children, Mike (Sue) Nissen, Rhonda (Eugene) Thiner, Jerry Nissen, Crystal Nissen and special friend Jeff Hecht, Ann (Mike) Nieland, Rod Nissen, Shane Nissen (Amy); 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Mary in death were her husband; her parents, Olaus Hereim and Agnette (Sevdy) Hereim; brothers, Chester and Duane and sisters, Alma, Vivian, Evelyn and Eva.

A visitation was held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. A private family service was held with interment at Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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