She was born July 6, 1918 in Eldora, daughter of John M. and Anna (Weiner) Nissen. She married Osce D. Myers in November 1937 in Eldora and they later divorced. She married Eugene L. Kocher on June 23, 1945 in La Porte City. He died August 17, 1984.
She attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri and was employed with the La Porte City State Bank for 26 years, retiring in 1980.
Marian is urvived by a daughter, Linda Johnson of Waterloo; two sons, John Myers of Waterloo and Kevin Kocher of Austin, TX; eleven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Hugo Nissen; 1 sister, Lydia Strickler; and a son, Dale Myers.
Services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls with burial in West View Cemetery in La Porte City. Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.