Tricounty News

Jerome Nistler, 86

Jerome Nistler of St. Benedict's Center, St. Cloud, formerly of Kimball, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 86.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake with Fr. Jerry Nordick and Fr. Tom Knoblach officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow the funeral at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Jerome Anthony Nistler was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Eden Valley to Henry and Mathilda (Pelzer) Nistler. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. He married Catherine Theresa Smith in Holy Cross Catholic Church Sept. 2, 1950. She preceded him in death Jan. 31, 1998.

They farmed in Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. Jerome also was a food supervisor at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for 26 years. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pearl Lake Men's Society, was a member of the Color Guard and lifetime member of the St. Cloud VFW Post 428, and was a former member of the Kimball School Board District 739. Jerry loved to socialize, attend polka dances and attend church bazaars, Polka Masses and community festivals.

Jerome was preceded in death by his wife Catherine; and brothers Adrian and Norbert.

He is survived by his children Richard (and Margaret) Nistler of St. Cloud, Debbie (and John) Scheibel of Brooklyn Center, Michael (and Jeanine) Nistler of Cold Spring, Kevin Nistler of Kimball, Dave Nistler of St. Cloud, Michele (and Paul) Wolter of St. Cloud; brothers and sisters George (and Jeannie) Nistler of St. Cloud, Evelyn (and Eddie) Dockendorf of Cold Spring, Delphine Wirtzfield of Cold Spring, Donna (and Larry) Dols of Brainerd, Ralph (and Sharon) Nistler of St. Augusta, Mary Lou Tank of Minneapolis; and 13 grandchildren.

The pallbearers will be Jerome's six children. The music for the service will be provided by Susan Kimman. St. Cloud VFW Post 428 and the Minnesota National Guard will provide the military honors for the service.