Marian Maxine Rosenblad, age 96, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away at Centennial Park Retirement Village on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Marian was born on the family farm in Anita, Iowa on August 7, 1923, to Johnie Jacob and Alvah Pearl (Beel) Heck. The family moved to Brady, Nebraska when Marian was 13, so she attended school in Gothenburg and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1941. After high school, Marian worked in North Platte as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital.
On March 17, 1946, Marian married Orvylle Adolphus Rosenblad in North Platte. They lived in North Platte then moved to Sutherland, Nebraska for a while before returning to North Platte. After Orvylle died in 1967 Marian married Harold Lincoln Rosenblad on January 1, 1969, at the First Christian Church in North Platte. She and Harold lived on a farm north of Hershey, Nebraska and he later died in 1983. Marian then had a hog farm for seven years before she sold the farm in 2005 and returned to North Platte where she has lived ever since.
Marian had been a member of First Christian Church in North Platte, Hershey United Methodist Church, and most recently she belonged to Valley Christian Church. Marian liked gardening and had been a member of garden clubs since 1970 and was a past member of Hershey Garden Belles and Spade and Hope Garden Club in North Platte. She was also a very good seamstress who liked to sew things for the kids when they were young and went on to make beautiful formal gowns and specialty items. She even did the most beautiful embroidery and cross stitching pieces up until she had trouble with her eyesight.
Along with her husbands, Orvylle and Harold, Marian was preceded in death by her daughter, Ellen Arms; parents, Johnie and Alvah Heck; brother, Clyde Heck; sisters-in-law, Lea Heck and Coral Heck Gibson; step daughter-in-law, Peggy Rosenblad; and great grandson, Anthoney.
Survivors include her sons, Jeff (Carol) Rosenblad, of North Platte and Kevin Rosenblad, of Chillicothe, Illinois; stepson, Dennis Rosenblad (friend, Margaret Jenner), of Yuma, Arizona brother, Gael Heck, of North Platte; grandchildren, Chauncey Rosenblad, Chase Rosenblad, Marshall (Kalli) Rosenblad, Cory (Bobbi) Rosenblad, Brady Rosenblad, Kelly (Steve) Munson and Susan (Bill) Buettner; great-grandchildren, Makenzi, Kambri, Maxton, Jace, Hudson, Michael, Nathanial, Emmalie, Madalyn, Evellen and Margaret; six great great-grandchildren; as well as other family.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Valley Christian Church, 2001 W State Farm Rd in North Platte, Nebraska. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Valley Christian Church.