Marjean Delores Nees, age 79, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schott as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Arcadia. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:00 P.M. on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at 4:00 P.M. and Christian wake service at 7:00 P.M.. The casket will be moved to the Church at 8:30 A.M. on Friday where visitation will resume until time of the Mass. The Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the Church. Lector for the mass will be Debra Jotham. Gift bearers will be Collin Jotham, Kelly Hoye, and Andy Nees. Casket Bearers will be Marjean’s grandchildren: Damon Jotham, Collin Jotham, Kelly Hoye, Hannah Nees, Andy Nees, and Haley Hoye and Marjean’s son-in-laws: Bill Jotham and Jim Hoye. Organist for the Mass will be Marcy Anderson. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
Born on July 11, 1932 in Carroll she was the daughter of Ben F. and Elvira V. (Schroeder) Haverkamp. She was married to Elmer Henry Nees on August 16, 1951 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia by Father Mathias Stork. As a young girl she attended St. John’s School in Arcadia and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines. Marjean and Elmer enjoyed life on their family farm where they raised their children. She also worked for Crofters Interiors and Design in Carroll for many years and had also worked at the Community Jewelry Store. She enjoyed decorating her home, playing cards, entertaining, and having parties for her relatives and many cherished friends. She had a great appreciation for fashion and loved her flower gardens. Marjean was a member of St. Lawrence Parish, the Women’s Guild of the Church, and St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband Elmer of Carroll; Debra Jotham and her husband Bill of Bradenton,Florida; a son Randy Nees and his wife Carol of Ashburn, Virginia; a daughter Michelle Hoye and her husband Jim of Rock Rapids, Iowa; a son Jeff Nees and his wife Diane (Di) of Alexandria, Virginia; eight Grandchidren; six Great Grandchildren; and a sister Armella Venteicher of Arcadia. She was preceded in death by her parents Ben And Elvira Haverkamp, a brother Merton Haverkamp, and a sister Donnabel Bellinghausen.