Marilyn Kay Nettleton

July 15, 1949 – March 15, 2019

Marilyn Kay Nettleton,

69, with her family by her

side, passed away peace-

fully, March 15, 2019 in

Davenport, Iowa.

Private family services

will be held. Burial will

be in Blue Grass

Cemetery. A celebration

of life will be held from

1-4 PM, Saturday, March

23, 2019 at the Blue Grass

Legion. Memorials may be

made to the Blue Grass

Auxiliary Legion or chari-

ty of the donor’s choices.

Online tributes may be

expressed at www.

Marilyn was born July

15, 1949 in Hot Springs,

South Dakota to Merlyn

and Margaret (Doyle) Wil-

liams. The family moved

to Philip, South Dakota

and then Midland, South

Dakota. This is where

Marilyn attended and

completed schooling at

Midland High School.

Marilyn’s great work

ethic started at an early

age and she demonstrated

it all her life. At an early

age she waited tables, and

as an adult, she worked

mainly as a claims proces-sor in the insurance field.

Marilyn married her

best friend and the love of

her life, David Nettleton,

on June 13, 1969 in Lans-

ford, North Dakota. Later

the Nettleton’s packed up

their car and moved to

Davenport, Iowa. The

family settled in Blue

Grass, Iowa. When her

children were enrolled in

school Marilyn returned

to the financially paying

workforce. She started

working at McDonald’s

and finally found enjoy-

ment working in the in-

surance profession at Blue

Cross Blue Shield and

Butler Benefits before re-

tiring from the workforce

in 2011.

Marilyn was a great

wife, mother, grandmoth-

er, sister, daughter, and

friend. She loved her fam-

ily dearly. Although her

competition was fierce,

she won “Nettleton Moth-

er of the Year” 47 con-

secutive years. She en-

joyed attending her

children’s activities and

when her grandchildren

became active, she at-

tended as many events as

she could. Marilyn spent

her free time being pro-

ductive. She was helpful,

resourceful, and crafty.

She took the time to take a

phone call from anyone;

she loved sharing stories

of and about her family

and friends; and she spent

numerous hours finding

“good deals,” painting

crafts, restoring antique

furniture, and scrapbook-

ing photos of her family

members. She made

numerous items for fami-

ly members throughout

the years. She worked di-

ligently with her Cricut

and sewing machine to

create clothes and pic-

tures to give to family

members as gifts. While

in retirement, Marilyn

loved spending time with

her best friend and hus-

band David. They were

inseparable. They enjoyed

shopping and going for

rides together. Marilyn

truly lived her life by the

adage “the early bird gets

the worm” frequently

completing many tasks

before the sun came up.

For many years. Marilyn

volunteered for the Blue

Grass Little League, Blue

Grass Community Club,

and recently the Blue

Grass Auxiliary.

Survivors include hus-

band, David; sons,

Charles (Cindy) of Buf-

falo, Iowa, Darwin (Traci)

of Sterling, Illinois, and

Michael (Jessica) of

Davenport, Iowa; grand-

children Rylee of Betten-

dorf, Iowa, Blake, Drew,

and Cale of Sterling, Illi-

nois and Kylie and Lauren

of Davenport, Iowa; sister

Beverly Kaufman of Sioux

Falls, South Dakota; sis-

ter-in-law, Kathie Willi-

ams, Pierre, South Dakota,

brother-in-law Gary Hunt,

Spearfish, South Dakota,

and numerous nieces and

nephews. Marilyn was

preceded in death and

will be joining these fami-

ly members in Heaven:

her father Merlyn, her

brothers Charlie and

Myron, her sisters

Dorothy and Marjorie

Rose, daughter-in-law An-

nette J. Nettleton and her

dear friend since kinder-

garten Jessie Mae.