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Marcella "Marcy" Catherine Nielsen-Harvieux

July 12, 1930 - July 24, 2020
From: Ruthven, IA | Originally: Sutherland, IA
Marcella "Marcy" Catherine Nielsen-Harvieux

Marcella "Marcy" Catherine Nielsen-Harvieux

Born: July 12, 1930
Died: July 24, 2020
Age: 90

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Marcella Catherine Nielsen Harvieux, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Betz) Lohberger, was born on July 12th 1930 in Sutherland, Iowa. Marcella was raised in Sutherland and attended school there.

     Marcella was united in marriage to Luverne “Dutch” Nielsen in April of 1948, they were blessed with 8 children. After 35 years of marriage, they divorced.

     Marcella worked as a nurse’s aide for many years at Millie’s Rest Home in Sutherland and for several years at SVMH in Cherokee doing clerical work.

     Disliking the Iowa winters and encouraged by family to move where winters were non-existent and jobs were plentiful, she sold her home and moved to Las Vegas in 1986 where she lived for over 25 years.

     She worked several jobs in Vegas. There she met a Catholic, Minnesota snowbird, Merrill Harvieux.  They married in 1989 and soon after Marcy gained the love and respect of Merrill’s 9 adult children.  Merrill passed away in 2007.

     Being a devout Catholic, Marcy devoted much of her time with her Vegas church family.  She crafted many, many rosaries which were donated to other countries.  She had a very kind heart donating   services to help the homeless in Las Vegas.

     At her Vegas church, she befriended Harry Kasprzyk, her faithful, spiritual companion.  Together they were a powerful, prayerful team! He remained her spiritual friend to the end.

     Marcella moved back to Iowa in 2011 with declining health.  She lived in Emmetsburg, Willoway Complex in Sutherland and lastly at the Ruthven Care Center where she was called to her “heavenly home” on July 24, 2020.  She had just turned 90.

     Marcella was musically talented having shared her beautiful singing voice with the Sacred Heart Parish Choir. She enjoyed knitting, making afghans, scarves and dishcloths for all her children.  Her greatest joys were times spent with family AND Christmas! She loved trying out new recipes and was well known for her custard pies and popcorn balls!

     Preceding her in death are her parents, her son Dale, son-in-law James (Ted) Florine, her siblings, husbands, 2 grandsons Vance and Luke and great grandson Hunnar.

     Left to cherish her memories are her  children—Suzanne Lichner of Henderson, NV, Donna du’Monceaux of Eden Prairie, MN, Sherry (Terry) Cooper of Bucklin, MO,  Deryl (Gail) Nielsen of Kingman, AZ, Sandy (Randy) Pritts of Spirit Lake, IA, Dan (Eva) Nielsen of Ruthven, IA and Chris (Judy) Nielsen of Kingman, AZ, 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

     The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at the Ruthven Care Center and St. Croix Hospice based in Spencer for the quality and loving care she received.  She loved you all!

Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 A.M., Monday, June 14, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery in Sutherland.

Everyone is invited to the Sutherland Fire Statation following the graveside service for a time of fellowship and lunch.
Father Tim Hogan

All Of Her Grandchildren
Calvary Cemetery
Sutherland, Iowa


Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“My sympathy to the family ”
- Gene Mohni
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3:27 PM
“Been a long time since I have seen any of you kids but you all have my sympathy. Hang on to the good memories”
- Sue sears
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Linda and I want to express our sympathy to all the Nielsen family at the passing of your mother.”
- Tim Menke
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12:08 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss Sandy, Sherry and the rest of the family. my thought are with you all.”
- David Watterson
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 8:10 PM
“While I didn’t know your mother, I send my sympathies, Sandy, on the loss of your mom... prayers to her family. ”
- Rhonda Nelson
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM
“My sympathy goes out to the Nielsen family. I worked with Marcy at Millies along with Tillie litka and Helen Rohwer She was always so fun to be around and made working fun. Heaven sure gained a special angel. Take one day at a time and cherish the memories. Gretchen ”
- Gretchen (straub) Funk
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:52 PM
“Marcella was such a sweet lady, she was always welcoming. I remember having a fondue at their home for the first time in Sutherland and playing Clue. She was a wonderful lady. I am sure she will be welcomed in heaven with open arms. Sympathies to all of the Nielsen family. Mona”
- Mona Weathers Fischer
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:22 PM
“Sincere condolences to all..we all loved having Marci in our family..She was so good to and for our Dad
- Merrilyn Enabnit
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:23 AM
“So sorry to hear of Marcy's passing. She was my favorite resident when I worked at the Ruthven Care Center. She was funny, giggly and spunky. RIP Marcy.”
- Tammy Gillis
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:23 AM
“Sandy and the Nielsen family.........what a great legacy your mother leaves behind in all of you. May God comfort you at this time.”
- Robert K Petersen
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8:34 AM
“Out thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Denise & Roger Gellhaus
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:15 PM
“Deepest condolences to the family. Marcella was an awesome person who brings great, warm memories to me. She will be missed. ”
- Rebecca Foley
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM
“To the family of Marcella so sorry to hear of her passing . Your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.”
- Randy Reusch and family
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Marcella in Millies nursing home when I was 18. She made it fun and so did Tillie Litka. They were the best ladies to know. Marcella never had a hair out of place and was always the kindest lady. Full of fun and smiles.”
- Dawn Fuhrman
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