Lorna Mae Nyenhuis
May 20, 1931 - May 28, 2017
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LORNA MAE NYENHUIS
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Lorna Nyenhuis, 86, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus, where she had resided for the past 6 years.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Dan Schoepf will officiate. At time of food and fellowship will follow the service at church. Burial will take place at Illinois City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Church. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Lutheran Living Senior Campus, and Genesis Hospice. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Lorna was born on May 20, 1931, in Letts, the daughter of Fred Ralph and Vera Marie Finley Morgan. She married Raymond Nyenhuis on June 22, 1951, at Calvary Baptist Church in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2011.

She worked as a telephone operator, a nurse's aide, dietary aide, unit clerk, and nurse's aide at Muscatine General Hospital where she worked for 13 years, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, XYZ - a senior group at church, Gideons International, and Pearl City Sam's Club.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, son, Terry Nyenhuis and wife, Polly Howard-Nyenhuis, of Loudon, Tennessee, and their children, Jessica Nyenhuis Young (deceased), and Jessica's son, Nathan Young of Arizona, and Alison Nyenhuis Decker and husband, Mike, of Bettendorf. Son, Roger Nyenhuis of Muscatine and his son, Luke Nyenhuis of Cedar Rapids. Son, Brian Nyenhuis of Seattle, Washington. Daughter, Valarie Sell and husband, David, of Shelbyville, Indiana, and their children, Ciara Rutan of Indianapolis, Indiana, Nathaniel Sell and wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Piper of Westport, Indiana, and Bryant Sell and wife, Lauren, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Daughter, Cherlyn Quick of Phoenix, Arizona. Son, Stacey Nyenhuis and wife, Debbie, of Muscatine, and their daughter, Jennifer Haney and husband, Mason, and their children, Jenson and Monroe, all of Fruitland. One sister-in-law, Helen Morgan of Phoenix, Arizona.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Dr. Bill W. Morgan.
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Thu, June 1, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Location

Calvary Church
501 West Bypass 61
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


Service Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Thu, June 1, 2017
11:00 AM


Location

Calvary Church
501 West Bypass 61
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Debbie (Soll) Good
Jun 6, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with all friends and family. I am sending sincere condolences on behalf of my Mother, Donna Soll. Mom thought of, and spoke often of the wonderful times she had with her very dear friend Lorn... more

Jun 6, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all friends and family. I am sending sincere condolences on behalf of my Mother, Donna Soll. Mom thought of, and spoke often of the wonderful times she had with her very dear friend Lorna and her husband Ray throughout the many years of their friendship. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Donna Soll and Debbie (Soll) Good.-Debbie (Soll) Good

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Shelley Jones MD
Jun 3, 2017

I worked with Lorna as a nurses' aide at MGH in the 1980s. She was an absolute ray of sunshine, always kind, always smiling, and a great sense of humor. Beautiful inside and out. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kenny & Opal Miller
Jun 1, 2017

Our sincere sympathy love and prayers to each and all of you. Thinking of you.

David Bower
Jun 1, 2017

Her great influence during my formative years will last forever. In the 1950's/1960's I was probably in and out of her kitchen door on Orange Street at least once a day. She was that "other mother" in my life (along wi... more

Jun 1, 2017
Her great influence during my formative years will last forever. In the 1950's/1960's I was probably in and out of her kitchen door on Orange Street at least once a day. She was that "other mother" in my life (along with Ray the "other father"). But, where your own mother could/would discipline you, that "other mother" was always kind. She continued to be kind, sweet, and smiling as I would occasionally see her through the years. As you mourn your loss, may your memories, too, always include her as kind, sweet, and smiling.

David Bower
Barb Downey
Jun 1, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the Nyenhuis family. Lorna was always such a sweet, kind lady who loved her family so much. May you find comfort and peace from the good memories. May God wrap His loving arms around you all.

Deb Norton
May 31, 2017

What a precious lady! Your dad and mom were always go caring and giving! Bill and I enjoyed so many moments with them. May your memories bring you comfort! What a reunion in heaven!

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