Mary Nagel

Mary J. Nagel, 75, of Waukon died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at her home. Private family services will be held later.
Mary Jane Nagel was born April 10, 1940 in Waukon, the daughter of William and Anna (Timmerman) Ferguson. She attended country schools in the Waukon area. April 17, 1955, Mary married Roland Verni Nagel at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Besides being a busy mother raising six children, Mary farmed with Roland in the Ludlow Township area and drove school bus.
She was a member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville and belonged to bowling leagues in the Women’s Bowling Association. Bowling was something she loved doing and she traveled around for tournaments, including playing in Las Vegas. Mary liked to travel and was an animal lover; she spent many winters taking her motorhome to Texas with her dogs and ducks she raised. Enjoying the outdoors, Mary liked fishing, bird watching and gardening; she loved growing flowers, plants and vegetables. She also liked doing puzzles, cross stitching and playing cards, especially euchre. Mary was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Mary is survived by five children, Ronald Nagel of Louisiana, Jerry (Cheri) Nagel of Cedar Rapids, Nancy (Mike) Tangen of Stoddard, WI, Susan (Anthony) Stumbo of Waukon and Lori Nagel of Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Jason (Arleen) Ferguson of Waukon; and her sister-in-law, Judy Ferguson of Waukon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roland, who died in 1997; her son, John; and her brother, Kenneth Ferguson.
Casketbearers are Edward and Terry Nagel, John and Corey Tangen, Tony and Bernie Stumbo, Donald Miller and Craig Selberg.
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