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Marilyn A. McDole

August 4, 1936 August 21, 2019
Marilyn A. McDole
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Obituary for Marilyn A. McDole

Marilyn A. McDole, age 83, of Soldier, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Burgess Health Center of Onawa, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa. Pastor Kirk Manchester will officiate; with Committal Services following in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa. The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Marilyn Ann McDole, the daughter of C. Basil and Rose (Doidge) Gibbs, was born on August 4, 1936, on the family’s Century Farm in rural Soldier, Iowa. She attended Hartigan Country School and in sixth grade went to school in Soldier where she was a member of the softball team and a boys’ basketball cheerleader. She exceled as a forward on the high school basketball team and attended a number of free throw contests. Marilyn graduated with the Soldier High School class of 1954. After graduation Marilyn moved to Omaha, NE and was employed at First National Bank of Omaha for five years.

On April 20, 1957, Marilyn was united in marriage to Roger W. McDole in Moorhead, IA. The couple was blessed with two children, Cheryl and Doug. In 1960, the family moved to a farm in rural Mapleton, IA where Roger and Marilyn were engaged in farming. In 1970, they moved to the family farm in rural Soldier where Marilyn remained until eventually moving to the town of Soldier. She was extremely proud of the fact that the farm had been a part of her family for over 100 years.

As a loving farmwife and homemaker, Marilyn was never too busy to attend one of her children’s many sporting events or steer shows while they showed cattle. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ute and then Charter Oak. Marilyn used to deliver Meals on Wheels in Soldier and was the caregiver for her mother for almost 20 years. Marilyn was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and loved her fur baby, Ms. Kitty.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughter Cheryl (Brad) Nickolisen of Moorhead, IA and son Doug McDole of Soldier, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents C. Basil and Rose Gibbs; husband Roger McDole; an infant brother Russell Gibbs; and her parents-in-law.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Aug

5:00 PM 8/23/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Ute

501 South Day Avenue
Ute, IA 51060

Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Ute
501 South Day Avenue Ute 51060 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

24

Aug

1:30 PM 8/24/2019 1:30:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Ute

501 South Day Avenue
Ute, IA 51060

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Ute
501 South Day Avenue Ute 51060 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Clair Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ute, IA

Ute IA
United States
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