Marjorie Billiet Nelson


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Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Marjorie M. Billiet Nelson, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, formerly of Moline and Annawan, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her home.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Annawan. The Rev. Mark Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation for Marjorie will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Atkinson, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Marjorie Billiet Nelson Memorial Fund.
Marjorie was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Minota, Minn., the daughter of Albert and Ida Bender Morisette. She was united in marriage to Eugene Billiet on Feb. 16, 1946, in Annawan. He preceded her in death in 1998. She later married John E. Nelson on Sept. 24, 2005, in Moline. Marjorie worked in the Accounts Department at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, for 20 years, retiring in 1992.
Marjorie belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, and was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan. She enjoyed crocheting, going to the campground, doing crossword puzzles and traveling. She loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Debbie (Eldon) Croegaert, Mineral, and Genniene (Terry) Nelson, Maquoketa; one son, Nick Billiet, Moline; three stepsons, Terry Nelson, Jerry Nelson and Gary Nelson; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Croegaert, California, and Darlene Plouffe, California; one sister-in-law, Orietta Whitcanack, Rock Island; and one brother-in-law, Jack Blackwood, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Eugene; one son, Danny Billiet; one sister, Marvel Blackwood; and one grandson, Eugene McRae.
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