N. Nadine Speer, 90, of Marion died Friday June 13, 2014, at Northbrook Manor. Services were held June 17 at Sharon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Hyeunmee Kang officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband Donald, a daughter Janet (John) Powers of Cedar Rapids; two sons Frank (Sheryl) Gardner of Swisher and Rob (Dixie) Gardner of Cedar Rapids; step-daughters, Debbie (Rick) Gordon of Houston, Texas, Lori Daly of New York, Marty Meyer of Elkader, Judy Groenwald of Newton and Kelley Stagg of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Irma (Ray) Brown and Frances Hanson. She is also survived by six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Nevetta Dawn Gardner, and brothers Norman and Junior Brown.
Nadine was born on May 26, 1924, in Trenton, Missouri, the daughter of Forrest and Beulah (Walker) Brown and attended Wilson High School. She worked at Turner Microphone, Collins Radio and later as the executive officer for the Cedar Rapids Board of Realtors. She married Robert Gardner in 1940. He passed away in 1969. She later married Donald L. Speer on Dec. 23, 1972, in Cedar Rapids.
Nadine was a faithful member of Sharon United Methodist Church.
A memorial fund has been established. Please leave a message or tribute to Nadine’s family on the web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.