Obit: Nelda Lauser


Nelda Lorraine Lauser, 95, of Wilton, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at Wilton Retirement Community. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 at Wilton United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Online condolences may be left at

Nelda was born on Feb. 21, 1926, the daughter of Roy and Minnie (Paul) Egel. She graduated from Muscatine High School with the class of 1943. Nelda married Max Lauser on March 20, 1949. Max died on Aug. 31, 1997.

Nelda and Max owned and operated Lauser Variety Store in Wilton for many years. She was a member of the Wilton United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Wahkonsa Country Club. Nelda and Max enjoyed golfing and wintering in Texas.

She will be dearly missed by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max; two brothers, Duane and Kenneth Egel; and three sisters, Janice Egel, Farene Harmsen and Norma Grimm.

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