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Jennifer Nissen (Sagar) VIEW PROFILE

Jennifer Nissen-Sagar 50, of Marion, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 at her home in Marion.

As per her and her sons wishes there will be no formal service. (see below)  Memorials may be directed to the family. She will be laid to rest at a later date. For condolences please visit; Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Jennifer and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Jennifer Nissen was born on April 12, 1961 in Iowa City, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Margaret (Jones) Nissen, and she attended school in the Marshalltown School district graduating with the class of 1979. Jennifer went on to get her Medical Assisting Degree from Marshalltown Community College. She had been the office manager for Mercy Care in Cedar Rapids. Jennifer loved the arts, music, but most of all anything that involved her two sons.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons; Matthew Douglas Sagar of Pella , Iowa and John Evan Sagar of Iowa City, her mother; Peg Day of Marshalltown, her siblings; Kathleen Wuerffel, Mim Duffy, Mary Riley and Matthew Nissen and her special lifetime friends, Terry Harris and Lisa Fredrickson.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her father; Robert Nissen in 2003 and step-father Homer Day in 1997.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at the Fisher Community Center from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. if you have any questions regarding this service please contact Terry Harris.

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12/02/11 05:38 PM #1    

Kim Rolston (Jondal)

There was no one more full of life than Jennifer, and she lived it!!  Good-bye lady, this place will never be the same.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.  She is gone too soon.


12/02/11 05:40 PM #2    

Margy Jones (Averill)

I am absolutely floored.   My heart is so very heavy right now.  I was just driving by Jennifer's old family house the other day on Main St. and I remembered the time her mom and dad were out of town.  She had me and Shuler overnight.  There was of course a party but the part that I will never forget is when we went to bed upstairs she decided that was the time to tell me the house was haunted! I believe she said it was a boy.  I laid there all night wide awake and frozen in fear! 

Jennifer you will be missed by so many.  I don't think I ever saw you in a bad mood or without a smile on your face.  Heaven is about to get a run for their money!

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your boys.

I love you girl.

Margy Jones Averill

12/02/11 06:29 PM #3    

Cindy Whitehill (Demetros)

Jennifer you were my friend when I was 5 and my friend when I was 50. I loved you craZy girl! Your smile was never ending and you always were the best friend a girl could have. So glad we had so much fun at the last reunion and I look forward to the day we reunite once again. Marge, you were right jen was Always in a good mood. Xoxo Jen

12/03/11 09:54 AM #4    

Terry Harris

Jen, you knew me better than I knew myself,I cannot list all the good times we enjoyed. Our time together,growing up,living together for 5 years in our 20s shaped who we were to become. I was in your wedding, watched you raise two great boys and send them on their lifes path.You were a wonderful mother and special friend .Part of me went with you Friday and i filled the space with a life of wonderful memories,thank you.

12/03/11 09:36 PM #5    

Carla Nelson (Zillmer)

I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of Jennifer. I've known her since I was in grade school. What a beautiful person inside and out. She looked so beautiful at our last reunion..I didn't know she was heart and prayers go out to her family and all of us who knew her.

12/04/11 09:05 AM #6    

Kristi Shuler (Petrie)

I have so many fond memories of Jennifer. Many weekends spending the night at one anothers house. Margy I remember the story of the little boy! Many stories to tell! So many fun times. I am glad I got to see and talk to her at the class reunion.

It is hard to hear she is gone.

12/05/11 10:29 AM #7    

Deb Stone (Akins)

I was so sadden to hear about Jennifer. I was lucky enough to get to talk to her at the last reunion. Jennifer, Cindy and I rounded up the Rogers Elementary group that was left that night for a group shot. Jennifer made sure and emailed me a copy of the picture. Jennifer will be MISSED, she was the life of any party or gathering she was at.

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