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Marcus Mahlstedt

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Marcus H. Mahlstedt, age 77 of Nashua died Tuesday evening, October 19, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010, at St. John Lutheran Church, Nashua, with Pastor Thomas Hagen officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua with military rights by the Nashua VFW Post. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010, at the Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, Nashua. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Marcus H. Mahlstedt was born October 26, 1932, in rural Chickasaw County, IA, near Fredericksburg, the son of Edward and Marie (Wendt) Mahlstedt. He received his education in rural country school and was a 1952 graduate of the Nashua High School. On August 12, 1952 he was inducted into the United States Air Force and served for over 10 years. In 1955, he married Violet Conklin. To this union seven children were born. The couple later divorced. On September 25, 1966, at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua, he married Linda McDaniel. Following his military service, Marcus farmed for a brief time and then went to work for Hydrotile from 1965 until the company closed 28 years later. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his early years and was also on a bowling league for a few years. He was later on the dart-ball team at St. John Church where he really enjoyed the fellowship of his team. Marcus started collecting toy tractors many years ago. Initially he only collected John Deere and then suddenly it was any toy tractor, semi, or old car, until his home was bursting with his collection. Marcus was an avid Twins & Vikings fan and will be greatly missed by his family. Survivors include his wife; Linda; four sons, DeWayne (Kathy) Mahlstedt of Bettendorf, Jim Mahlstedt and special friend Becky of Bremer, IA, Mark Mahlstedt of Des Moines, Rick (Tammy) Mahlstedt of Enderlin, ND; three daughters, Deborah Mahlstedt of Pueblo, CO, Jayne Hansen of Charles City, Donna (Rollo) Cyphers of Blue Earth, MN; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Cathy) Mahlstedt of Nashua; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gilbert, Alvin and Lester Mahlstedt; two sisters, Dorothy Thein and Mary Jean Mahlstedt in infancy; two great-granddaughters, Christina Kloft and Rachel Hoffman in infancy.

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  1. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, LINDA BABY SAT MY KIDS FOR A TIME………AGAIN , I WANT TO EXTEND OUR HEART FELT SYMPATHY TO YOU AND LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SORROW IS FELT. NOW,,,,,,,,,,LINDA HURST

  2. We will meet you there…..on the other side of eternity! You will be greatly missed… You are home… this place is not our home… Thank You Jesus!!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Marcus was a great uncle and was always around for family events. love ya all Ken Linda and family. We will see this weekend.


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