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Marian Nelson


Marian Nelson, 94, of Marion, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion. A private family burial will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Marian was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Dousman, Wis., the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Hulls) Nelson. She graduated from Wilson Senior High School. During World War II, Marian was known as "Rosie the Riveter" at Collins Radio. She worked at and retired from Clemens Canvas & Manufacturing. Marian was an avid seamstress. She loved gardening, crocheting and knitting.
Marian is survived by her sister, Mabel Rouse of Marion; special nieces, Marilyn (Gerald) Heaverlo and Carolyn Novak, both of Cedar Rapids; nephews, Thomas Rouse (Brenda Galli) of Hiawatha and Greg (Karon) Redfearn of Cedar Rapids; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings.
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