Services for Catherine Mae Nielsen, 82 of Everly will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Hope Lutheran Church of Everly. Rev Kathy Wicks will officiate the service.
Casket bearers will be: Shawn Popp, Duane Popp, Cheryl Popp, Danny Koenig, Kelly Scharf, Anthony Weimer, Chad Popp, Darryl Popp II, Patrick Fischer, Kasi Fischer, William Valentine and Marcus Valentine.
Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cememtery of Everly.
Catherine passed away at her home in Everly on Saturday, July 7, 2007.
Catherine, the daughter of Thomas Wilkens and Maude E. Caskey Pettit, was born Jan. 3, 1925 in Clay County. Her childhood years were spent in Everly, where she received her education, graduating from Everly High School.
Catherine married Otto Popp and to this union, four children were born: Duane, Shirley, Darryl and Geraldine.
In 1965, she married James Valentine and to this union a son, James Valentine II was born.
Throughout her life, Catherine worked as a saleslady for Avon and was a housekeeper for Plaza One.
She married Roy Nielsen on Dec. 20, 1975 in Manson. Following their marriage, they lived in the communities of Manson, Gillett Grove and Everly, where she had since made her home. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Catherine was also a member of the Eagle's Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed Dinner Date.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy in 1986; three brothers: Kenny, Jim and Frank; and one sister, Ruth Taylor.
Catherine is survived by three sons: Duane Popp and his wife, Frannie of Dayton, James Valentine and his wife, Sara of Cooper, and Darryl Popp of Gowrie; two daughters: Shirley Weimer of Ft. Dodge, and Geraldine Fisher and her husband, Barry of Paton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Clara Wieben of Everly; and three brothers: Harry Pettit of Brewster, Minn., Clifford Pettit of Spencer and Donald Pettit of Sebring, Fla.
Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.