• June 25, 1931 - December 15, 2017
  • Davenport, Iowa

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Marion J. Nielsen, 86, of Davenport, passed away peacefully with her loving son and daughter by her side on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Per her wishes she will be cremated with no service. Online condolences may be expressed at

She was born June 25, 1931 to Benjamin and Leota (Grafing) Henning in Davenport, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Marvin J. Nielsen on September 18, 1949. He preceded her death.

Marion worked for the Davenport Police Department: traffic department, and retired after many years of service. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a member of Mohassan Caldron and a PMCO.

She had a great sense of humor. She had also accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior.

Those left honoring her memory include her son, Buz (Kathy) Nielsen of Moore, OK; daughter, Joan Nielsen of Davenport; grandchildren: Melissa, Matt, Nathan, Kimberly; great-grandchildren: Renee, Tyler, Ryan, Aden, Adalyn, Ethan, and Isaac.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter, Jean.

The family would like to thank Genesis East Medical Center, Good Samaritan, and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their love and compassionate care of Marion.