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Marjorie J. Nitchals 1924-2009

Jun 30, 2009

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marjorie Nitchals of Estherville, formerly of Wallingford, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Burial is in St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m., today, Tuesday, at the church in Graettinger. Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home of Graettinger is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Nitchals died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. She was 85,

Marjorie Josephine Boblit was born Feb. 6, 1924, the daughter of Leland and Josie (Coakley) Boblit near Depew. She attended country school and St. Mary’s Academy in Emmetsburg. She was a 1943 graduate of Cylinder High School. Marjorie attended nursing school at St. Joseph’s Mercy College in Sioux City, transferred to Mason City, and she received her degree in nursing in 1946.

On Feb. 2, 1948, Marjorie was united in marriage to Harold Nitchals at Assumption Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Marjorie helped Harold farm in Emmet and Palo Alto Counties, and they settled on a farm south of High Lake in 1956. Marjorie worked as an OB Nurse at Holy Family Hospital for five years after she was first married, and she finished her career as an OB Nurse at Palo Alto County Hospital retiring in 1986. She loved babies and her work.

Marjorie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching, gardening and canning. Marjorie loved her family, and she was always there when they needed her. She was the family historian, always keeping track of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donald of Wallingford, David (Lisa) of Estherville, John (June) of Wallingford, Rose Mary Nitchals of Estherville, Lou (Debra) of Estherville, Stanley (Lynette) of Wallingford, Margie Ann Wohlers (James) of Jackson, MN, Nancy Iverson (Lynn) of Estherville, Daniel (Marlene) of Mason City and Emma Pauling (Mark) of Estherville; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and two great, great, grandchildren; three sisters, Darlene Stewart (Duane), Bernice Mansager and Beverly Satern.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; brother, Gene Boblit; sisters-in-law: Rosie and Arlene Boblit; and brothers-in-law: Jim Satern and Bob Mansager.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com