Evelyn M. Nosbisch

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Evelyn Nosbisch, age 93, of Ionia, Iowa passed away on Friday, January 03, 2014 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. Evelyn Magdalene Nosbisch was born on January 26, 1920, the daughter of Christopher and Clara (Schilling) Maiers in North Washington, Iowa. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. After receiving her education Evelyn worked for various families in the North Washington area. On January 30, 1940 she was united in marriage to Harold George Nosbisch at Immaculate Conception Church. The couple made their home in Chickasaw County farming. They later purchased and ran Ionia Grocery for several years, Evelyn also waitressed at The Hideaway and Ray’s Tap until her retirement. After retiring, Evelyn enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, gardening and traveling. But it was spending time with her grandchildren that Evelyn especially loved. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Evelyn is survived by her children; Gary (Betty) Nosbisch of Apache Junction, AZ, Jean (Larry) Usher of Ionia, IA, Dave (Marti) Nosbisch, Larry (Kristi) Nosbisch both of Waterloo, IA, Jerry (Vickie) Nosbisch of Ionia, IA and Tim Nosbisch of Clear Lake, IA; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Germaine Nosbisch and Millie Briggs both of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; her special friend, Charlie Crooks; her brothers, Wally Maiers, Joe Maiers and Bill Maiers and her sisters, Angela Roths and Stella Lentz.

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  1. 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)

  2. Sad to hear that Evelyn has left this life. I know that she is happy in Heaven with all of her friends and family. Our prayers are with the family.
    Dick and Debbie

  3. Jean, Larry, Jerry, Vickie & your families,
    We are so sorry to hear about Evelyn. She was a great person. She was a great friend to my parents. Evelyn always gave my parents a lot of fun and enjoyment. She always had a good joke to tell them. My Dad always had a good laugh and always had a smile to share with her.

  4. Jean,Larry and families; Sorry to hear about your Mother; Pease accept my deepest sympathy
    God bless and do take care.

    Marge Ludwig

  5. To Evelyn’s family- You all have our sympathy. You sure were lucky to have such a great mother. She was such a fun lady. She and your Dad were great friends of Duane’s parents and she told us about the fun they all had. She had a lot of stories about the Lynch boys when they were growing up. We were lucky enough to visit her New Year’s Eve morning and she told us many of those stories again. We will always treasure that visit. Sorry we can’t be there with all of you but we keep you in our prayers. Duane and Pat Lynch

  6. To Evelyn’s family,
    You have our sincere sympathy for your loss. Evelyn was such a beautiful woman–inside and out. Although we hadn’t seen her for a few years, we saw her when we moved Mom to the nursing home in September. You have so many wonderful memories to cherish. She will be missed.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  7. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Evelyn. She was one Gem of a Lady and Ionia’s Best!!! She will be remembered by her beautiful smile. We are thinking of you all in thoughts & prayers at this sad time. Danny & Peg Testroet & family

  8. Jean and family,
    My mother, Hazel, wanted me to convey her sympathy for your loss. She had went over to visit Evelyn on Saturday and hadn’t heard about her passing. She always enjoyed her visits with her as they have known each other for over 50 years. You are in all our thoughts and prayers.
    Sharon (Cochran) Haskovec

  9. Deepest sympathies on the loss of one of Ionia’s Finest.!! She was a grand lady, loved her family, enjoyed her friends and shared her life. She was the best…..!!
    With Love,
    Mike and Sue Testroet

  10. I remember sitting and visiting with Evelyn in your family’s grocery store quite often, when I was a kid. She was always so nice! In later years, when I’d come back to Ionia, it was great running into her at different events or hanging out with her and all her fun-loving friends. Lots of laughs there! She had a great sense of humor! She was a beautiful lady, inside and out and I know she will be missed so much! My sincerest sympathy in your loss. Suzanne Brown Hurley

  11. Jean and all of Evelyn’s family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a beautiful lady. Just treasure all of those memories. Marge & Dave Mayo

  12. You have our sympathy on the loss of your Mother. She was always so friendly and happy when we stopped in the nursing home to visit Jack’s Grandma Helen. She was such a sweet lady!!
    Jane & Jack Seelhammer

  13. Our deepest symathy to all of Evelyn’s family and friends. She was a lovely lady with a very ready/beautiful smile. We have very pleasant memories of her. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bill and Joanne Rausch

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