Juanita Gail Nielsen, 84, of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Crown Care in Harrisonville. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Chariton Cemetery in Chariton, Iowa. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - https://www.stjude.org/donate/
Juanita was born December 25, 1936, to Irving and Pearl (Heath) Lueck in Medford, Minnesota. Juanita married Norlin Nielsen and together they had two daughters: Shelly and Marla. Juanita graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, spending her career as a school teacher. She enjoyed reading and quilting in her free time.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Norlin; and her sister, Darlene Jager. She is survived by her daughters: Shelly (Larry) Maddox of Peculiar, MO; and Marla (Duane) Jeppesen of Harrisonville, MO; and her grandchildren: Heather (Albert) Slocomb, Michelle (Kyle) Watts, and Allison Maddox, all of Kansas City, MO and Derrick Jeppesen and Ryan Jeppesen of Harrisonville, MO.
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