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Arline Selma Nitzschke

March 28, 1926 — September 13, 2018

Arline Selma Nitzschke, 92 years old, Remsen, IA was called home to be with her Lord Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 surrounded by her three daughters, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.             

Funeral Service will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen, with Pastor Garret Kasper officiating.  Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. all at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.
Arlinewas born March 28, 1926at Concord, NE, the daughter of LeRoy F. and Chloe (Erlandson) Johnson.  She was Baptized and Confirmed in Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord, NE.  She attended rural schools and graduated from Concord High School. She attended Wayne State Teacher College and then taught rural school in Dixon County Nebraska for 5 years. She then attended business school in Sioux City, IA and later worked in the “Radio Factory” office at Wincharger in Sioux City.
She married Marvin Nitzschke at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, NE on Oct. 10, 1954.  They started farming near Remsen in 1955.  They moved and farmed near Kingsley in 1960 and then moved back to Remsen in 1970 farming there until 2009. Arline & Marvin spent their years together farming side by side.  In July of 2015 the couple moved to Heartland Care Center in Marcus, IA. Marvin passed away August 27, 2015.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. She loved working in the field and around the farm yard and gardening. She cherished spending time with her family which was her main priority.           

Survivors include: three daughters, RaNae (Dave) Homan of Remsen, Rhonda (Bobby) Dillingham of Farmerville, LA, Lynette (Clark) McGrew of Kahoka, MO; Grandchildren, Jeremy (Katrina) Homan of Remsen, Jared Homan of New York, NY, Merissa Homan of Austin, TX, Megan (Dustin) York of Cibolo, TX, Rylan & Zachary McGrew of Kahoka, MO; great-grandsons, Brady & Collin Homan of Remsen; great-granddaughters, Chloe, Braya and Claire Homan also of Remsen; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Ott of LeMars, IA, Carmen Pearlstein of Clovis, CA., several nieces & nephews.
Preceded by: her parents, her husband Marvin, her father-in-law & mother-in-law William & Edith (Schoenrock) Nitzschke, sisters, Euvodia (Gib) Johnson, Ardyth (Lorence) Anderson and a brother-in-law Arnold Ott.
Casket Bearers will be Jeremy, Jared & Merissa Homan, Megan York, Rylan & Zachary McGrew, Brady & Collin Homan.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, September 16, 2018

4:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Christ Luthern Church LCMS

503 S Washington St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. all at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen.

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