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Arline Nitzschke

Arline Nitzschke

Remsen, Iowa

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen, with the Rev. Garret Kasper officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., all at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to

Arline was born March 28, 1926, at Concord, Neb., the daughter of LeRoy F. and Chloe (Erlandson) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed in Concordia Lutheran Church at Concord, Neb. She attended rural schools and graduated from Concord High School. She attended Wayne State Teacher College and then taught rural school in Dixon County, Neb. for five years. She then attended business school in Sioux City, and later worked in the "Radio Factory" office at Wincharger in Sioux City.

She married Marvin Nitzschke at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord, on Oct. 10, 1954. They started farming near Remsen in 1955. They moved and farmed near Kingsley, Iowa, in 1960 and then moved back to Remsen in 1970, farming there until 2009. Arlene and Marvin spent their years together farming side by side. In July of 2015, the couple moved to Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Marvin passed away Aug. 27, 2015.

Arline 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., and Lynette (Clark) McGrew of Kahoka, Mo.; grandchildren, Jeremy (Katrina) Homan of Remsen, Jared Homan of New York, N.Y., Merissa Homan of Austin, Texas, Megan (Dustin) York of Cibolo, TwzA, Rylan and Zachary McGrew of Kahoka, Mo.; great-grandsons, Brady and Collin Homan of Remsen; great-granddaughters, Chloe, Braya and Claire Homan, also of Remsen; two sisters-in-law, Colleen Ott of Le Mars, Iowa, and Carmen Pearlstein of Clovis, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Edith (Schoenrock) Nitzschke; sisters, Euvodia (Gib) Johnson and Ardyth (Lorence) Anderson and a brother-in-law, Arnold Ott.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Jared and Merissa Homan, Megan York, Rylan and Zachary McGrew, Brady and Collin Homan.

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