Marlene J. Lindell, 79, of Sioux City, Iowa and formerly from Nashua, Iowa passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015, at a Sioux City hospital.
Marlene was born on November 16, 1935, the daughter of George and Irma (Rohlfs) Kruse. She graduated from Newton (Iowa) High School in 1954. She then attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for one year. It was there that she met her future husband. She completed three years at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines and received her nursing license in 1958.
Marlene was united in marriage to Arthur Lindell on December 28, 1958, in Newton and then moved to Dougherty, Iowa. Her career experiences included three hospitals, two doctors' offices, and retiring as OHN at Sara Lee in New Hampton, Iowa.
She was a charter member of NEIOHN (Occupational Nurses), and Jr. Federated member while living in Nashua, Iowa. After her husband career brought them to Sioux City in 1991, Marlene became a volunteer at Countryside and later an employee at the facility in the activities department for five years. In recent years, she belonged to SOROSIS Club, Newton Alumnae, S.C.A.G. Morningside, and was a 50 year member of OES. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arthur J. "Junior" Lindell, 80, of Sioux City, formerly from Nashua, Iowa passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at a Sioux City Hospital.
Art was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Greene, Iowa. He was the son of Arthur F. and Olga P. (Sandine) Lindell. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Greene High School in 1954. He then attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He then transferred to Iowa State University where he studied farm operations.
Art met his future wife, Marlene Kruse while at Wartburg. Before they were married, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1958. On Dec. 28, 1958 they said their vows in Newton, Iowa. They made their first home on a farm near Dougherty, Iowa, where they were blessed with two daughters, Deborah and Paula.
Five years later, Art took a job with Hydrotile Machinery Co. in Nashua, Iowa, and worked there for 27 years. The company was sold to McCracken Co. in Sioux City in 1991. Art and Marlene transferred to Sioux City that same year. Art worked another 10 years and then retired in 2001.
Art was a longtime member of both the Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star where he received his 50-year pin for each. He was proud to serve as an OES Worthy Patron in both Nashua and Sioux City. He was a member of Siouxland Center for Active Generations, enjoyed golf, fishing and time with his family.
Survivors include their daughters, Deborah O'Brien of Waverly, Iowa, and Paula Saul of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Tony) Skaggs, Nathaniel O'Brien, Jesse O'Brien and Michael Saul; and four great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Remy.
They were preceded in death by their parents; Art's two brothers, Glenn and Arvid; one sister, Betty; and by a son-in-law, Mark Saul.
Joint memorial service will held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Deacon Phil Paladino presiding. Inurnment will be held at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa. The family will greet family and friends Friday an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly, Iowa is charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187
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