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Mary Loretta Berleen Nicholson
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1914
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2006
Antrim County
Michigan, USA

Obituary reads:
Mary L. Nicholson, 92, of Kewadin, MI., formerly of Webster City, died Friday, December 15, 2006 at her daughters home in Kewadin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald Caquelin officiating. Burial will be in the Blairsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary Loretta Berleen, daughter of Floyd and Rosy Miller Berleen was born on October 27, 1914 on the family farm northwest of Blairsburg. She attended rural school in the area. On December 24, 1934, she married Lionel Willis Nicholson at Webster City. The couple farmed in Wright and Hamilton Counties. Mrs. Nicholson was a homemaker. The coupled moved to Webster City in 1996. Lionel died on June 19, 2005. She had been residing in Kewadin for the past year.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Dr. Richard Hoadley of Kewadin, MI; grandchildren, Willis and Lori Nicholson of Lehigh, Mary and Duane Kiesecker of Gilmore City, David and Pam Hoadley of Racine, WI, Michael and Rebecca Hoadley of Honaker, VA, Sara Hoadley of Kewadin, MI; great-grandchildren, Amber, Travis, Brandon, Trevor, Samantha, James and Gabriel; brother Richard Berleen of Webster City; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Lionel, she was preceded in death by her sons, Wendel and Donald Nicholson; daughter-in-law, Patricia Nicholson; brothers, John, William and Earl Berleen; sisters, Violet Berogan, Jessie Nicholson, Erma Berleen and her parents.
Mrs. Nicholson held former memberships in the Mulberry Center Church and the Faith United Methodist Church. Her memberships included the Mulberry Helping Hands Club and she was active with the Farm Bureau, the Rebeka Lodge and was a former 4-H leader. 
Family links: 
  Floyd Keith Berleen (1891 - 1944)
  Rosy Cordelia Miller Berleen (1894 - 1987)
  Lionel Willis Nicholson (1912 - 2005)
  Wendell Everett Nicholson (1937 - 1975)*
  Donald Lee Nicholson (1940 - 1941)*
  Mary Loretta Berleen Nicholson (1914 - 2006)
  Violet May Berleen Berogan (1916 - 2006)*
  Jessie Lorena Berleen Nicholson (1918 - 2004)*
  John Edward Berleen (1920 - 1987)*
  William Floyd Berleen (1923 - 2001)*
  Richard Franklin Berleen (1926 - 2010)*
  Earl Keith Berleen (1929 - 1989)*
  Erma Irene Berleen (1937 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Blairsburg Cemetery
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Janet
Originally Created by: Cathy Dayton
Record added: Sep 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58829429
Mary Loretta <i>Berleen</i> Nicholson
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Mary Loretta <i>Berleen</i> Nicholson
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Love you Aunt Mary.
- Janet
 Added: Feb. 21, 2011

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