June 11, 2019


Mary A. Nelson, 92, of Lake City, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Lake City Union Church with burial at the Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

Memorials may be left for the Lake City Library or Lake City Union Church.

Mary Ann Van Heiden Nelson was born on April 2, 1927, in Ackley, Iowa, to Anton and Bernice (Schultz) Van Heiden. After graduation she attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and Simpson College in Indianola and then taught fourth grade at Lincoln school in Lake City. She also served as the secretary for the Central School and Union Church in Lake City.

Mary was a member of PEO, Monday Club, QC Club, Book Club and Union Church Circle, and she was a past 4-H leader.

Mary is survived by her daughter Susan and her husband, Scott Coombs, of West Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard, in 1985; sisters, Betty, Abigail, Agnes, Janice and Janet; and brothers, William, Skip and Sidney.