Obituaries

Maureen Neessen

Jan 18, 2018
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Services:

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday January 22, 2018 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 1149 Hammond Ave., Waterloo

Visitation:

9:00 to 11:00 AM, Monday before services at the church

Cemetery:

Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorials:

Cedar Valley Hospice or Unity Presbyterian Church

Biography

Maureen Neessen, 95 of Waterloo, died at: her home Thursday, January 18, 2018.

 

Maureen Elizabeth Valentine was born August 12, 1922 in Greene, IA daughter of Ralph and Nora Sanford Valentine and attended high school in Eldora.

 

She married Laurence "Larry" Neessen on May 9, 1943 in Lake Worth, Florida; he died December 18, 2006.

 

Maureen was a wonderful homemaker, making everything from scratch and was known for her famous banana bread. She enjoyed traveling and visiting with her sisters. She liked being outdoors, gardening and walking.

 

She was a long-time member of Unity Presbyterian Church.

 

She is survived by her son, Gary of Waterloo; four daughters: Carol (Jim) Brainerd of Bettendorf, Vicki (Mike) Tjepkes of Wellsburg, Cynthia Neessen of Waterloo and Debra Ammiano, also of Waterloo; 7 grandchildren: Christine, Kelly, Amber, Kim, Ryan, Misty and Tory; 13 great‑grandchildren: Wesley, Grayson, Foxx, Finn, Ella, Alexa, Nathan, Caroline, Patrick, Lily, Liv, Ava, and Nora; sisters: Glennis Fallica of Wakefield, Massachusetts and Neva Moravec of Iowa Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Maureen is preceded in death by her parents; husband; 4 sisters: Gladys, Ruth, Avis and Marjorie; and 5 brothers: Harold, Ray, Lyle, James and Gerald.

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  1. Jim Burvee | Jan 23, 2018
    To Gary and the girls: I remember your Mom from our childhood days centered around Reber and Clough. What fun days those were! She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful family. You have my condolences. 
  2. Ronnie Taylor | Jan 19, 2018
    I never had  the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Neessen but talked to her on the occasions I called to wish her daughter, Debbie, a happy birthday.  We had some delightful conversations concerning our shared political views.  My deepest condolences to her family over her passing.
  3. Ronnie Taylor | Jan 19, 2018
    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Neessen but talked to her on the occasions I called to wish her daughter, Debbie, a happy birthday.  We had some delightful conversations concerning our shared political views.  My deepest condolences to her family over her passing.

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