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Marilyn M. (Otte) Bohlken-Nickols
December 25, 1931 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Funeral Services for Marilyn M. Bohlken-Nickols, age 91, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Cindy Cone will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Saturday, April 15 2023 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
Marilyn Mae was born in Carroll, Nebraska on December 25, 1931 to John and Opal (Miller) Otte.
On December 16, 1951, Marilyn married Lloyd Bohlken at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge. The couple was blessed with two sons, Kenneth and Leslie. The family farmed in Cedar County. In addition to helping manage the farm, Marilyn also served as the church secretary for 25 years at the United Lutheran Church.
Lloyd passed away on February 6, 1990.
In April of 2001, Marilyn married Robie Nickols in Paso Robles, CA.
Marilyn enjoyed sewing, mending, crocheting and quilting. Marilyn baked wonderful cinnamon rolls and loved her coffee time with her neighbors.
She is survived by her sons Ken (Joyce) Bohlken of Norfolk and Leslie Bohlken of Concord, grandchildren Steven (Erica) Bohlken, Quin (Mike) Rohan, Katie (Eric) Frye, and Cassie Bohlken (Christian Agerholm), great grandchildren Cody Rohan, Andrew Bohlken, Alexis Frye, Jayson Bohlken, Karlee Rohan, Conrad Agerholm, sisters-in-law Charlene Otte of Columbus and Virgene Otte of David City, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Lloyd Bohlken and Robie Nichols, and brothers Stanley Otte and Wendell Otte.