BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, Marie (Visser) Nelson, age 85, passed away surrounded by her family in St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, after a brief illness with lung cancer.
She was born in Twisk, Holland on August 13, 1933, to Pieter and Trijntje (Veerman) Visser.
When Marie was 18 she met a young U.S. Army soldier while he was in Amsterdam. One year later they married and today she is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Richard “Dick” Nelson.
She is also survived by her daughter, Patti (Art) Conser of Columbiana; grandchildren, Michael (Bobbi) Pannunzio of New Waterford, MSgt. Krissy (MSgt. Harrell) Singley USAF, of Dayton, Kimberly Pannunzio of Youngstown; great-grandchildren, Dani-Lynn Pannunzio (age ten), Brandon Adams (age 18), Jordan Adams (age 14), Jacob (age 11), Bryson (age eight), Cole Singley (age four); sisters, Catrina Visser of Amsterdam, Holland and Corrie Balster of Purmerend, Holland.
Besides her parents, Marie was preceded in death by six siblings.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Prayer Service at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat Inc, 3896 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown, OH 44515.
Private family burial to follow.
Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. To leave condolences for the family go to www.cremateohio.com.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, May 14 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.