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Ingrid Linnea Stevens

September 19, 1922 — November 27, 2019

Ingrid Linnea Stevens, age 97, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Meadowlark Pointe Assisted Living in Cozad, Nebraska and joined her beloved husband Clark. Born in Smöland, Sweden on September 19, 1922, Ingrid and her parents, Gus and Ada Hyllman, emigrated to the United States around 1923 and her sister Millie was born shortly after. The family eventually moved to Bothways Farm near Essex, Massachusetts, where her father was manager. Ingrid graduated from Topsfield High School in 1940 and then enrolled at Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts, and earned her nursing degree in 1943. She continued working at Beverly Hospital becoming a supervisor of student nurses in the outpatient department for operating rooms and delivery rooms. It was there that she met the love of her life, Clark W. Stevens. Ingrid entered the Navy Nurse Corps in 1944, serving with distinction at Chelsea and Long Beach Naval Hospitals. She and Clark were united in marriage on August 24th, 1946 at Manchester, Massachusetts. In 1950 they moved to Dubuque Iowa, where Clark joined Medical Associates. Ingrid and Clark raised four children in Dubuque in a house filled with fascinating mementos of their travels around the world, including sojourns on all 7 continents from Berlin to Beijing, and Machu Picchu to New Guinea. Back at home, Ingrid managed the household and kept close to her community at Westminster Presbyterian Church, served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hillcrest Family Services, and was active in the Finley Hospital Sunshine Circle. In Chapter IK of PEO, she held several official positions, including president. Her family also remembers the boisterous bridge groups she belonged to. Her passion for bird-watching and commitment to her family showed in her home, where she welcomed a growing houseful of extended family over the years with huge feasts at Thanksgiving and Christmas; at these she encouraged youngsters (and former youngsters) to “finish it up, and it will be a nice day tomorrow.” In 2019 she moved to Meadowlark Apartments to be close to her family in Cozad, Nebraska. She is survived by her children, Clark Stevens, Ann Rodhouse, Cynthia Nielsen, and Andrew Stevens. She also leaves her grandchildren: Lesley Fessler, Fred Nelsen, Tom Nelsen, Clark Stevens III, Andrea Keller, and Kristjar Nielsen and her great-grandchildren: Alexa and Abigail Nelsen; Ava and CoraLeigh Fessler; Makenzie, Micah, and Gracyn Nelsen; Juliana, Colton, Livia, and Easton Keller; and Clark IV and Alexander Stevens. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to Central Plains Home Health & Hospice. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at a later date in North Stratford, NH. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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