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Marcella Joan Roos Nachtigal
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1932
Little Rock
Lyon County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2013
Nobles County
Minnesota, USA

Marcella Nachtigal

(January 7, 1932 - March 23, 2013)

Little Rock, Iowa - Marcella Nachtigal, age 81 of Little Rock, Iowa died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Park View Manor in Ellsworth, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Weaver and Rev. David Vander Laan officiating.

Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m. with family present from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Little Rock.

Marcella Joan Nachtigal was born on January 7, 1932, at the Roos Family Farm north of Little Rock, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Marie (Dreessen) Roos. She attended country school and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1950.

On February 27, 1953, she was united in marriage to Floyd D. Nachtigal and to this union six sons were born. Marcella raised her boys on the family farm established northeast of Little Rock. Her dedication to family was tirelessly rooted in her faith, values, work ethic, love and the pursuit of education. Marcella worked for many years at the Adrian Nursing Home and Exopack in Sibley, Iowa, retiring in 2001.

She was a member of the Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock and the Willing Workers Circle. Marcella enjoyed gardening, canning, baking pie, sewing, and listening to polka music. She always enjoyed the company of her family and most visits involved a game of checkers or wahoo. Marcella will be remembered as a strong, independent woman who persevered in keeping her family as one, and the primary focus of her life. She openly accepted and loved all that became her family and proceeded with her life on her own terms; which in her time can be credited as nothing more than "bravery."

Her love, dedication, and strength will live on as an example of what we can be. In June of 2012, Marcella became a resident of Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minnesota and passed away there on March 23, 2013 at the age of 81.

Marcella is survived by her sons; Lynn (Roseann) Nachtigal of Slidell, Louisiana; Merlin (Denise) Nachtigal of Rushmore, Minnesota; Dean (Sheila) Nachtigal of Grand Junction, Colorado; and Denis (Laura) Nachtigal of Little Rock, Iowa; grandchildren, Maria (David) Necessary of Villa Rica, Georgia; Christopher and fiancÚ Erin of Tampa, Florida, Krystle Nachtigal of Greeley, Colorado; Chad and Jill Nachtigal of Little Rock, Iowa, and Tanya (David) Chandler of New Orleans Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emma, Laila, and Zach; one sister; Marlene (Bill) Buttle of Cotopaxi, Colorado, three brothers; Russell (Bertha) Roos of Rogers, Minnesota; Richard (Betty) Roos of Dacono, Colorado; Ronald Roos of Little Rock, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Marie Roos; two infant sons, Duane Floyd and Alan Dale; one sister, Mildred Moore and one nephew, Robert J. Roos.

Source: Jurrens Funeral Home website, 3/25/2013
Family links: 
  Raymond Johnson Roos (1907 - 1999)
  Marie Dorthea Dreessen Roos (1912 - 2006)
  Floyd D Nachtigal (1926 - 1988)
Pleasant View Cemetery
Little Rock
Lyon County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Mar 26, 2013
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Marcella Joan <i>Roos</i> Nachtigal
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