Nellie Rose Pohlpeter, 76, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:04 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, IL. She was born on January 18, 1941 in Mt. Hamill, IA to Fred & Ruth Choate Thompson. She married Royce Lee Pohlpeter on July 3, 1965 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2007. She worked in the food service area at Richard & Jefferson Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of Ss. Mary & Joseph Church.
Nellie is survived by: 2-daughters: Rose Pohlpeter of Fort Madison, IA & Renee (John) Fish of Dallas City, IL; 2-brothers: Joe (Jackie) Thompson of Fort Madison, IA & Fred (Joann) Thompson of Mt. Hamill, IA; 3-sisters: Lucille Garmoe of Montrose, IA, Louise Carr of Rock Island, IL & Shirley (Clarence Snyder) Burroughs of Davenport, IA; 6-sister in laws: Florence Thompson of Houghton, IA, Connie (Robert) Bunker of Fort Madison, IA, Carmen Pohlpeter of Fort Madison, IA, Peggy Pohlpeter of Fort Madison, IA, Ann Pohlpeter of Fort Madison, IA, Glenda Pohlpeter of Des Moines, IA, 1-brother in law: Larry (Frances) Pohlpeter of Terral, OK, numerous nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband & 3-brothers.
Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a wake service to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening all at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A memorial has been established for P.A.W. Animal Shelter or Holy Family Parish. Online condolences to Nellie’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.