Delores Nehl

delores nehl
Delores V. Nehl, age 89 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA with her family by her side. Delores Nehl was born on January 14, 1926, on the home farm near North Washington, IA, to the daughter of Bernard and Martha (Ries) Rohe. She attended North Washington School through eighth grade. On November 27, 1946, Delores was united in marriage to the love of her life Reynold Nehl at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, IA. The couple made their home near Alta Vista. On April 28, 1952 they adopted a son Charles Michael Nehl. In 1973 Delores and Ray moved their family into Alta Vista where they owned and operated the Del Ray Inn for three and a half years. From 1976 to 1983 she helped her husband with his carpentry business. Where she stayed busy preparing meals for the crew making sure they were well fed each day. In 1983 they bought the local lumber yard and named it Rays Lumber Yard. Delores was the bookkeeper along with many other duties she took care of. She was also an avid flower maker, making artificial arrangements for weddings and other occasions. Delores was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and Rosary Society. She enjoyed crocheting, making flowers, cooking for her family, playing cards, traveling, dancing and spending time with her friends and family. Left to honor her memory is her husband of 68 years Reynold Nehl; daughter-in-law Vickie Nehl of Alta Vista; Four Grandchildren Michael (Emily) Nehl of Alta Vista, Tom Nehl of Alta Vista, Christy (Adam) Roethler of Alta Vista and Lynn (Tyler Edmiston) Nehl of Keokuk, IA; four great grandchildren Jayda Nehl, Layne Nehl, Cody Nehl and Titus Roethler; her sister Margie Fitzgerald of Waterloo, IA; brothers-in-law Kenny (Delores) Nehl, Bill (Mary) Nehl, and Joe (Larraine) Nehl; sisters-in-law Joanne (Wilfred) Walz, Florence (Donald) Boss, Virginia Nehl and Sharon Nehl; several nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Charles “Chuck” Nehl; three sisters Mary Flaherty, Annie Fitzgerald and Jean Fitzgerald; brothers-in-law Louie Flaherty, Leo Fitzgerald, Gerald Fitzgerald, Bill Fitzgerald, Wally Nehl, Lawrence Nehl, Bob Nehl and Ed Nehl; sister-in-law Lois Nehl

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  1. Delores was a wonderful Godmother! I will miss her hand written notes/cards/letters and her hugs! Ray, I wish you peace in knowing she is in the arms of the angels, pain free and smiling down upon us. Love to you at this time and always.

    Lynette & Randy Mahowald

  2. May her smile and laughter fill your thoughts into the next days. She was a great person. Jeanne Roder

  3. My deepest sympathy to Uncle Ray and family. I have many fond memories of Aunt Delores while I was growing up. She was such a nice woman. Love and prayers. Linda Flick.

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15

  5. Ray and family, we wish to express our sympathy to you in your loss of Delores. She was a lovely lady. She will be missed by many.

  6. So sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Delores will be missed by all that knew her. Chuck will be there with open arms to welcome her home. Now there are two Guardian Angels to watch over you and your family. God Bless you all.

  7. Our sincere sympathy to Ray and family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you.
    John & Marlys Recker Roswell, GA

  8. We wanted to extend our sincere condolences for your loss. Delores was a lovely lady and always greeted us with a smile.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  9. Rod and I send out deepest sympathy for your loss. Delores was a special lady and a joy to be around. She will be missed. God Bless Rod and Cheryl Meyer

  10. It’s been 5 years since you left us. I think of you often & know you and Mom are in Heaven giggling, sharing stories and playing cards! Miss you & love you always!

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