In Memory of

Paul A. Nesler

December 7, 1942 - October 1, 2018
From: Sergeant Bluff, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Paul A. Nesler 75, of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Rockwell City, passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at Floyd Place in Sergeant Bluff.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday until service time.

     Paul is lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon of 43 years; children, John (Karen) Nesler of Pullman, WA, Angela (Brad) Menard of Sioux City, and Jeff (Amber) Nesler of Ankeny; 9 grandchildren, Shauni, Shane, Reese, Will, Miles, Chris (Nicole), Kyle (Bailey), Justin (Gabby), and Jordan (Lauren); 2 great-grandchildren, Brantley and Reece; sisters-in-law, Glennis Smith, and Lynn Nesler; brother-in-law Gary (Linda) Hammen; nieces; nephews; other relatives; his beloved dog Kylie; and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Reese A. and Elsie (Nimke) Nesler; brother Richard Nesler; and his father and mother-in-law, Dude and Doris Hammen.

     Paul Alan Nesler was born December 7, 1942 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  He attended Rockwell City High School and received additional training at Iowa Central Community College in Agriculture Management.  Paul worked at the Somers Cooperative in Somers where he resided with his first wife Sandy and two sons, John and Jeff were born to this union.  The couple later divorced.  In 1973, Paul became manager of the Jolley Elevator in Jolley.  It was there he met Sharon Williams and the couple were married on November 1, 1975.  Sharon had one daughter Angela whom Paul later adopted as his own.  Paul and Sharon lived in several communities in Central Iowa, including Marble Rock, Scarville, and Lake Mills, where Paul managed grain elevators.  In 2006, he retired and the couple moved back to Rockwell City.  As Paul’s health declined, they relocated to Ankeny, and then finally Sergeant Bluff.  The couple enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time at their cabin in Minnesota with their beloved dog.


Funeral Services
2:00 p.m. - Thursday
October 4, 2018
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa


Pastor Jim Davis
Reese Nesler
Will Nesler
Chris Gogel
Kyle Gogel
Justin Menard
Jordan Menard
1:00 p.m. Thursday - Oct. 4
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
St. Francis Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8:40 AM
“Sharon & family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all b”
- Greg & Dee (Jones) Lange

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:15 PM
“"Mom", I was so sad to hear about "dad" passing away. There will always be a special place in ny heart for "my sugar-daddy". I love you and miss you so much! Call me if you need anything or just to talk.”
- Dawn Gustavson

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 12:08 PM
“So sorry to hear about Paul. ”
- Linda storby

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:18 PM
“Sharon and family, so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Paul was a great boss and friend, a lot of fond memories. Fishing trips to the cabin and best one, the furniture delivery in the winter when we ended up at the Eelpout Festival. And the furniture retuned to Lake Mills. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Geoff and Jodie Anderson

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:50 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I am sure he will be missed by so many. Great memories of you all in Scarville. May God bless you with healing. Its hard to lose a parent. ”
- Merna D Thron

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“So sorry to hear about Paul, many happy times were spent at wrestling meets.”
- Mariann Holst

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:48 AM
“My deepest condolences, and prayers for comfort during your time of grieving.”
- DaNell Albrecht

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:11 PM
“Sharon & family,
Our heartfelt sympathy ar this time.”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:10 PM
“I am so sorry that I can not make it for the funeral; but please know my thoughts, prayers, and tears will be there. I love you all. ”
- Karen Nesler

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:10 PM
“My condolences to Sharon and Paul's family. Paul was my late older brother Larry's best friend in high school. They shared many adventures and good times in their youth. I remember him mostly from those days, forever young at heart.”
- Tom Ellis

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6:19 PM
“Sharon-So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.”
- Alyson Dietrich

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“So sorry to hear of Paul's passing thinking of the family ”
- Missy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:12 PM
“Thoughts and Prayers for Sharon and the family ”
- Don and Deb Wheatley

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:42 PM
“So sorry, Sharon to hear of Paul’s death. Sending many prayers to you & your family!”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:08 PM
“My Deepest sympathy to your families ”
- Laura Rodriguez

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