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Annette J. Nahnsen - 81

11/12/1937 - 2/1/2019

Wellman, IA

Annette J. Nahnsen age 81 formerly of Clinton, passed away Friday Feb. 1, 2019 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Wellman, IA.  According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded and a graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday May 18th at Springdale Cemetery.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at


    Annette was born on Nov. 12, 1937 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Vinson and Bernice (Thompson) Carpenter.  She was a Clinton High School graduate.  She married James Brown on June 19, 1955 in Clinton.  She later married Keith Nahnsen.  Annette was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.


     Annette is survived by her three children, Jim (Taina) Brown of Bettendorf, IA, Renee Brown of Thayer, MO, and Barney Brown of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Jim, Jennifer, and Jody; and several great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Vinny.  Annette's family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Parkview Manor for their care and friendship during her residence.


According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded and a graveside service will be held at Springdale Cemetery at a later date. Information regarding the service will be published in the Clinton Herald at that time. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  • Kathi Brown Sherman

    on 02/05/19

    Jimmy, Renee & Barney,

    i knew as soon as I saw her picture, before reading her name, that it was your Mom. I will always remember her beautiful smile & infectious laugh.

    My heartfelt sympathies go to each of you. May Annette Rest In Peace.

    Love Cousin Kathi

  • Pat Schaley Lee

    on 02/06/19

    I remember Annette as a fun loving person in school. We had some good times and I am sure she will be missed. My condolences to the family.


  • Sandra Buckman Cornish

    on 02/07/19

    My condolences to family and friends.  Since I, too, was CHS ‘55, we have lost another positive, peppy gal.  

  • Lou Stahl

    on 05/17/19

    Wish I could be there Jim, Renee and Barney. Would be good to see you all. My sincere condolences. 

    Lou Ann

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