Raymond B. Nystel

raymond nystel
Raymond B. Nystel, Age 73 of New Hampton, IA died on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center. Raymond Bernard Nystel was born on May 9, 1935 to Iver and Martha (Kjarvik) Nystel on the family farm in Jacksonville Township, Chickasaw County. He attended Jacksonville Township District Ten School. Ray took over his family farm where he farmed until 1985. Ray then worked for other farmers in the area. He moved to New Hampton in 1994 where he worked as a janitor for the Heritage Residence until his health wouldnt allow him. He then worked for the New Hampton Library and the Carnegie Cultural Center. Ray enjoyed farming, working outside, carpentry, sharing his Norwegian heritage and especially spending time with his children, grandchildren and his dog Spunky. Raymond was a member of Crane Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church. Raymond is survived by his children Raelene (John) Maas of New Hampton, IA, Julie (T.J.) Schendel of Des Moines, IA and Rick (Anna) Nystel of Waterloo, IA; grandchildren Logan and Cameron Maas, Tate Schendel, Meghan, Myah and Tyler Nystel; sister-in-law Rose Nystel of New Hampton, IA; brother-in-law Lawrence Stansbery of Waterloo, IA; several beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Mae Njus, Aleda Lee, Hazel Lee, Evelyn Stansbery and Mavis Olson; brothers Edward, Kenneth, Ivan and Arthur. Cemetery: Burial will be in Crane Creek Cemetery, Lawler, IA with Ron Olson, Jerry Olson, Charlie Lee, Jim Lee, Irvin Nystel and Larry Stansbery serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Service: Funeral service will be 10:30am on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Crane Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church,rural Lawler, IA with Pastor Matthew Voyer as officiant.

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  1. Anna and Family,
    Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family. Please know you are in our prayers.

    With Love,
    Susie, Jolene and Daycare Staff

  2. Raelene, John, Logan, & Cameron
    Sending our deepest sympathy to you, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Pat, Don, & Chance Johnson

  3. We are so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I so enjoyed working with Ray, his laughter and sense of humor always brought a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

  4. Rick, Anna and family,
    Rick, so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have are deepest sympathy.
    With love-

  5. To my cousins-Great Uncle Raymond will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy. I always remember him laughing and telling stories! My condolences, and if you any of you need anything, please let me know!-641-420-6674/203 N Hampshire Ave; Mason City Iowa

  6. To the family of Raymond Nystel
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God be with you in this difficult time of your sorrow.
    And may you always remember all the good times you shared with Raymond

    Our prayers will be with you all

    Donnie & Delores

  7. I am so sad to hear that Uncle Raymond passed away. I will always remember the many times we stayed with Uncle Raymond and Aunt Arlene. One of my first memories was my brand new black patent leather shoes (age 2 1/2) and my Mom asked what was on my shoes. I proudly exclaimed “pig sh*t” as Uncle Raymond had told me what it was!

    Spent many summers getting to know my cousins, Raelene, Julie and Rick. We had great fun!

    He will be missed by all! But think, he is with the Lord now… probably sitting around a table with a pipe and cup of coffee telling stories of the ol’ days; Howard’s there, too! I can just see it! ** smiles **


    (Denny Decker’s first born)

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