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OBIT: Marjorie Nixt, 94, of Charles City

This news story was published on March 19, 2020.
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Marjorie Nixt, 94, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

According to Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Marjorie Lorraine Nixt, the daughter of Clarence and Linnie (Usher) Blanchard, was born on March 6, 1926 in Charles City. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1944. Marjorie married Derwood Costello on May 3, 1945 and to this union three daughters were born: Duenda, Linda, and Gloria to join with Darlene and Delores to make a family. Marjorie helped Derwood farm for many years before moving to Nashua. The couple later divorced. Marjorie married Wilbert Nixt from Greene, Iowa and the couple enjoyed winters in Mesa, Arizona for 23 years.

Marjorie worked at Trowbridges Grocery Store and Smiths Jewelry Store in Charles City.

Marjorie loved spending as much time as possible with family and friends and will be missed greatly by all those who loved her.

Living family members include her daughters: Darlene (Robert) Ayers of Dumont, Delores (James) Grove of New Hampton, Duenda (Leonard) Zwanziger of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, and Linda (Richard) Linder of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sons, Gary and Steve Nixt; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren; brother, Leland Blanchard of Mason City; along with nieces, nephews, and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbert Nixt; daughters, Gloria Meyer and Julie Nixt; sisters, Wilma Zubrod and Clara Murray; baby brother, Raymond Blanchard; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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