Marcel Louise Friedenlund, 89, of Papillion, Nebraska, formerly of Soldier, Iowa, died Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Hillcrest Country Estates Nursing Home, Papillion, Nebraska.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Soldier Lutheran Church, Soldier, Iowa, with Rev. Paul Quinn officiating. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website along with Marcel’s obituary. Burial will follow at Soldier Lutheran Cemetery, Soldier, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Memorials, Onawa, Iowa.

Marcelle Louise was born March 8, 1934, in Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of Winfield and Lorena (Cragel) Natlick. She graduated from Mapleton High School in 1952. Marcille worked at a bank in Mapleton for two years.

Marcel and Stanley Friedenlund were married on June 26, 1955 in Mapleton, Iowa. The couple resided in Soldier, Iowa, where they made their home. To this union five children have been born, Cathy, Julie, Karen, Janice, and Carol. Stanley died on January 22, 1994. After Stanley’s death, she continued to live in Soldier until she moved to Nebraska in 2014.

Family was very important to Marcel and she enjoyed spending time with them. Marcille loved to travel, especially to see her daughters. Marcelle enjoyed being in the garden and around her flowers. She spent time reading, knitting and crafting and was a wonderful seamstress. Marcel enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel, soap operas, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes play.

She has been a 4-H leader for eighteen years. Marcel was an election poll worker in Soldier for many years and was part of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Soldier Lutheran Church, where she was part of WELCA and taught Sunday School for many years. Help Marcel in the soldier’s library.

Survivors include her children. Kathy (Mike) Cedillo of Bellevue, Nebraska, Julie (Mike) Ahrens of Omaha, Nebraska, Karen (Daniel) Cummins of Bellevue, Illinois, Janice (David) Vaness of Denison, Iowa, and Carol (Mike) Sledge of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Brittney Cedillo of Bellevue, Nebraska, Lindsay (Mark) Apfel of Bellevue, Nebraska, Jonathan (Lauren Milhous) Ahrens of San Francisco, California, Jeremy Ahrens of Omaha, Nebraska, Jessica (Taylor) Eyman of Omaha, Nebraska, Christopher ( Erin) Cummins of Wilmington, Delaware, Ryan (Olivia) Cummins of State College, Pennsylvania, Cody (Brooke) Vanness of Denison, Iowa, Chelsea (Derek Kroenke) Vanness of Meadville, Utah, Hayley Sledge of Omaha, Nebraska, and Kayla (Andrew Rush) sled Omaha, Nebraska; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Apfel, Ezra Eyman, Meredith Eyman, Eleanor Eyman, Dylan Cummins, Claire Cummins, Samuel Cummins, Amelia Cummins, Lennon Vaness, and Lottie Vaness; nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Her husband preceded her in death; Stanley Friedenlund; parents Winfield and Lorena (Cragel) Natlick; brothers, Irvin (Margaret) Nathelich, Orville (Marjorie) Nathelich; sister-in-law Mardell (Fern) Denny; and his nephew Neil Denny.

Memorials may be made in Marcel’s memory to Soldier Lutheran Church, 223 Lark Street, Soldier, IA, 51572.

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