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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1970 - N to Q

   Nisly, Fred;  

Nisly, Fred
,  died at his farm, home northeast of Kalona, Iowa, Thursday morning. Oct. 1, 1970, at 2:30, following a lingering illness, at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 7 days.
A son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Mast) Nisly, Fred was born March 24, 1910, near Hutchinson, Kans. He came to Iowa in 1931 and was married to Katie Miller, Nov. 19, 1933, near Kalona, and together they shared life's joys and sorrows nearly 37 years.
He was baptized in his youth and became a member of the Amish church and was ordained to the ministry in 1943.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion; five sons and four daughters, Reuben Edward, Daniel Mark, Mary Elizabeth of Kalona; Jesse Wayne of Forreston, Ill.; (Esther Rebecca) Mrs. Joe Borntrager of Sarasota, Fla.; Orpha Mae of Harrison, Ark., Ruth Kay, David James and Paul Frederick at home; 14 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Edward and Dan Jr.; 2 sisters, (Lizzie) Mrs. Menno Yoder and (Edna) Mrs. Jacob N. Yoder; one stepbrother, John Helmuth; one step-sister, (Barbara) Mrs. Harry Yoder, all of Hutchinson, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by one son; one brother, Levi; 3 sisters; Mrs. Wm. A. Miller, Mrs. Levi Miller and Mrs. Wm. Edw. Miller.
He underwent an operation in March and again in July but gradually became weaker from the dreaded disease, cancer.
He served as Associate German Editor of the Herold for nearly 50 years.
He was a loving father and will be greatly missed in the home, neighborhood, and church.

From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, January 1971, p. 9
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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