Carol Nurse

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Carol Lyn (Bengston) Nurse, the daughter of Edwin and Sybil (Taute) Bengston, was born in rural Wausa, NE, on January 8, 1945. She spent her childhood in Wausa, NE, and graduated from Wausa High School in 1963. On August 12, 1967, she was united in marriage to Dennis Nurse in Wausa, NE. From Wausa they moved a couple of times, as Dennis was in the U.S. Army. They then moved to Omaha, NE, where they made their home for 4 years, having two daughters, Michelle and Kara. After Kara was born, they moved to Hartley, IA. Carol loved Nebraska football, gardening, oil painting, bowling, and sewing throughout her life. She was baptized and was a member of the Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa, NE, as a child and a member of the United Methodist Church when she lived in Hartley. Carol had multiple sclerosis most of her adult life. Although she lived in nursing homes for the last 20 years, it didn't stop her from doing the things she loved. Her dedication to her family is what most people respected and admired her for. She passed away at Prairie View Care Center in Sanborn, IA, on January 1, 2011 at the age of 65. Survivors include her two daughters: Michelle Nurse of Merrill, IA, and her close friend Brent Peterson, of Hartley, IA, and Kara Heyn and her husband Terry of Sanborn, IA; two grandchildren: Adam and Samuel Heyn of Sanborn, IA; her mother: Sybil Bengston of Wausa, NE; 1 brother: Herb Bengston and his wife Susan of Wausa, NE; 2 sisters: Judith McCutcheon and her husband Mac of Walsenburg, CO, and Kirsten Halleen and her husband James, of Lovell, WY; 3 nephews and 5 nieces; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents.


Monday, January 10, 2011 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Hartley Funeral Home Chapel 830 2nd St. N.E. Hartley, IA 51346


Monday, January 10, 2011 7:00 PM Hartley Funeral Home Chapel 830 2nd St. N.E. Hartley, IA 51346