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Nellie Esther Green, 96, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.
Nell was born on November 5, 1925, to William and Anna (Shimon) Wilson at rural Rolfe, Iowa. She graduated from Plover, Iowa High School in 1943, and attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. She met her husband, Glenn B. Green at their workplace in Des Moines after World War II, and were married April 3, 1948, in the chapel of St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines. They moved to Atlantic in 1951, where Glenn was stationed with the Iowa Highway Patrol for the next 24 years. When the children went to school, Nell was employed by Publishers News for 15 years until the company discontinued its business in Atlantic.
Nell was a devoted mother and grandmother, very committed to her family and home. She was so proud of her grandchildren; her two grandsons became Eagle Scouts, Laura and Julie became teachers and Sharon completed her English Degree. Nell was a long-time member of the SS Peter and Paul Sewing Circle.
Glenn passed away January 13, 1975, and Nell continued making her home in Atlantic.
Surviving are three children, Susan (John) McKee of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Steven (Donna) Green of Atlantic, and Thomas Green of Whitmore Lake, Michigan; five grandchildren, Sharon McKee, Laura (Nathan) Scott, Andy (Michelle) Green, Julie Green and Alex Green; four great-grandsons, Gavin and Brogan Scott and Augie and Cyrus Green; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her three brothers, Thomas, George and Donald Wilson.
Visitation with the family present will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18th at Roland Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic. The service will be livestreamed and available at www.sspeterpaulandmary.org. The wearing of masks is recommended. Burial will be in the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, beside her husband, Glenn.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Nellie's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm
Roland Funeral Service
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Starts at 11:00am
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
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