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Colleen Kay Nekola

May 27, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Colleen Kay Nekola, 67, Jesup, Iowa, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1947, the daughter of Leonard Zigler and Betty Lou (Brott) Zigler.

In 1963 she was united in marriage to LaVerne Henry Arp in Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1973.

In 1974, she married Larry John Knoop in Tama. They later divorced. On Dece. 31, 1982, she married Ronald Lee Nekola in Tama. hey have made their home in Jesup they past 23 years.

Colleen worked as a USDA Meat Inspector in Tama, Marshalltown, Waterloo and Columbus Junction. She retired in 2007. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jesup and the Eagles club in the Tama Toledo area.

Mrs. Nekola is survived by her husband, Ronald of Jesup; three daughters, Kim (Todd) Banes of Elberon, Kris Arp of Traer and Andrea (Jeff) Coen of Cedar Falls; and one son, Kendall (Sheryl) Arp of Brooklyn, Iowa;10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. There will be no public services.

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