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1928 Edna 2021

Edna Velma Nissen

May 26, 1928 — February 7, 2021

Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, with interment at Manning Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Covid guidelines will be observed.

Officiating Reverend Jonathan Conner

Recorded Music by Alan Jackson "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art"

Casket Bearers Shelley, Dayan, Hannah & Kylie Mossberg, Jessica, Ava & Will Pauley, Jeremy and Katlyn Carr

Interment at Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

Edna Velma, daughter of William and Wilhelmina (Hansen) Bruhn, was born May 26, 1928, in Manning, Iowa. She grew up near Manning and attended country school near Gray.

On April 5, 1947, Edna was united in marriage with Melvin Roy Nissen. Five children were born to this union. Edna and Melvin made their home and farmed northwest of Manning. After Melvin passed away unexpectedly in 1976, Edna continued to enjoy farm-life with the help of her family.

Edna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. She loved to quilt, sew, garden and read. She loved her family and cherished trips to Arizona to see Judy.

In December of 2020, Edna became a resident of Accura Healthcare of Manning, where she passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. She was 92 years, 8 months and 12 days of age.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin Nissen, a son-in-law Murray Hines, two brothers George and Herbert Bruhn, and a sister Louise Philpott.

Edna is survived by her five children: Robert (Linnet) Nissen of Manning; Gloria (Marc) Thorson of Akron; Judy Hines of Urbandale; Randall Nissen of Manning; Joan Carr of Slater; nine grandchildren: Trent, Tracy, Lindsay, Chris, Timothy, Shelley, Jessica, Jeremy and Katlyn; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister Ann Stillman of Emmetsburg; a brother William (Louise) Bruhn of Manning; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

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