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Date: 6/25/2018
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Condolences for the Family of
Evelyn L. Nester (wife of Tony)

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From: Jane Schwarz

Bill and I send our sincere condolences to your family. I will forever cherish the times spent with Evelyn on our mission trips to Oakville, IA and to Alabama and the fun we had painting and tiling at your home in Sergeant Bluff. Those are wonderful memories for me. I will miss Evelyn and her beautiful smile.

2/12/2018 8:32:45 PM


From: Rev. Valerie and Andy Burgess

Dear Tony and family, our hearts are with all of you. It was such a gift to know Evelyn during your time in Sioux City. She is the epitome of generosity, grace, humor and strength; certainly things that defined her as a nurse, a friend, a wife, mother and grandmother. I count it a true blessing to have known her. Prayers and love coming your way.

2/12/2018 7:11:23 PM


From: Wes & Sherry Ratcliff

Tony, Wes & I are saddened to hear that Evelyn has passed away. We send our sincere & heartfelt sympathy to you & your lovely family. Faith & courage ...thy name was Evelyn.

2/12/2018 6:42:10 PM


From: Jolene & Rick Tucker

Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Tony, Charissa, Keith, Carolyn and families. We truly enjoyed your visits to California and are very happy to have spent time with you. We will miss Aunt Evelyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.With heartfelt condolences.

2/12/2018 12:54:48 AM


From: Gary/Bev Boveia

Emptiness fills our hearts at the news of Evelyn’s passing. Her strength and character left an everlasting mark on us. Her cheery outlook on life was a positive influence on all she met. Evelyn gave me lots of good advice on our long walks. Her common sense approach to problem solving was usually right on target. Evelyn was an intelligent, compassionate, and uplifting person. She will be missed.

2/11/2018 8:32:27 PM


From: Inez and Kelly Summy

Our sincerest condolences and love to your family. We will always remember Evelyn for her beautiful smile and the joy she took in serving others. What a dear person she was.

2/11/2018 4:36:48 PM


From: Mary Gutierrez

My sincere condolences to the family. May you be comforted by GOD's word. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:11,29.

2/11/2018 12:41:43 PM


From: Wanda Haverkamp

Our Sympathy to Tony and the whole Nester Family. She loved all of you so much. I worked with her at Allen in Waterloo and I am proud to have known her. She was a wonderful labor and delivery nurse and caregiver.

2/9/2018 10:02:06 PM


From: John and Rosemary McKee

We will always remember the special evening together at our home in Rochester when Evelyn spent some of her precious time and energy bringing her smiles, caring and love to us. That was Evelyn, putting others first with her infectious personality. A blessing to know and admire her courage and faith. Our sincere sympathy to Tony and all her family. May the promises Jesus made give you strength in the days ahead.

2/9/2018 8:48:03 PM


From: Theresa Pagel

Thinking of you all. I worked with Evelyn in Waterloo and she was delightful to work with. She was always so positive

2/9/2018 8:36:12 PM


From: Sam and Lynn Montague

We are thinking of you all. Evelyn was such a delightful person and we are glad to have had her in our lives, however briefly.

2/9/2018 9:44:29 AM


From: Julie Ackerman

My sympathies to the family. I only met Evelyn briefly, as she cared for me 32 years ago, during the birth of my first child at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. I will forever cherish the superb support and compassion she provided me as she took part in a precious family event. I have never forgotten her all these years later. A wonderful person indeed!

2/9/2018 9:15:58 AM


From: Gina Moody

Thinking of you. It was wonderful to read about Evelyn. What a beautiful life she led with so many blessings. My sympathies.

2/8/2018 3:47:30 PM