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Official Obituary of

Martha "Nanne" Folsom

March 6, 1933 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Martha "Nanne" Folsom Obituary

Martha “Nanne” (Banks) Folsom, 91, of Salix, Iowa passed away Friday, March 29, 2024 at Pleasant View Care Center, Whiting, Iowa surrounded by her family.

A funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Pastor Catie Newman, officiating. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Nanne’s obituary. Burial will follow in the Harrison Cemetery, Whiting, Iowa. A visitation will be 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the Goslar chapel with a 6:30 P.M. prayer service. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa.

Martha Nanne was born March 6, 1933 in Thornton, Texas, the daughter of Henry G. “Dock” and Janie “Wanda” (Nettles) Banks. She was the youngest of three children born to Dock and Wanda and was known by family and friends as Nanne.

Nanne graduated from Thornton High School in Thornton, Texas with the class of 1950. She continued her education and received her teaching degree from North Texas University.

Nanne Banks and Richard “Dick” Folsom, Sr. were united in marriage on February 4, 1956 in Midland, Texas. The couple moved from Mart, Texas in 1959 to a farm outside of Salix, Iowa. They raised three children, Richard, Jr., Patricia Nanne, and Douglas Ryan on that farm.

Nanne enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. She would order the puzzle books by the boxful until failing eyesight kept her from doing them. She loved watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune and reading the newspaper. Nanne loved to garden until she was no longer able to, and Doug took it over so they could both enjoy its bounties.

She was a longtime member of the Salix Neighborhood Circle.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia Rasco of Hornick, Iowa; son, Doug (Krystal) Folsom of Hornick, Iowa; grandchildren, Caiti Rasco of Sioux City, Iowa, Jacob, Caleb, and Matt Rasco of Hornick, Iowa, Ricky (fiancé Ashtin) Folsom of Salix, Iowa, and Rob (David) Valdovinos of Sioux City, Iowa; great-grandson, Damien Folsom of Salix, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Pat Folsom of Salix, Iowa and Shirley (Harold) Hodges of Sioux City, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives, neighbors, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Folsom; son, Rich Folsom; son-in-law, Jan Rasco; her parents, Dock and Wanda (Nettles) Banks; sisters and brothers-in-law, JoReta and Benny Lenamon and Bettye and George Korenek; mother-in-law, Ethel Folsom; father-in-law, Edwin Folsom; and brother-in-law, Dean Folsom.

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April 3, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Prayer Service
April 3, 2024

6:30 PM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
April 4, 2024

10:30 AM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040


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