Obituary of Nellie Roesler |

Obituary of Nellie Roesler

Nellie Elizabeth Roesler, age 104 and 10 months, of Grass Valley, Calif. passed away on Oct. 31, 2014.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov., 7 at Greenwood Memorial Garden in Grass Valley, Calif. Dr. Bruce Schooling will officiate.

Nellie was born Dec. 8, 1909 at La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of Harvey and Hilda Johnston. She moved with her family to Minn. where she attended grade school and graduated from Waseca High School in 1927. She married the love of her life, Harold Roesler, Oct. 3, 1940, residing in Waseca, Minn. until their move to Calif., in 1946.

Nellie worked for the Montgomery Ward catalog store in the distribution of wartime materials. She quit work to be a fulltime homemaker and help her husband with their Chinchilla business. In 1950, the family moved to Grass Valley. She enjoyed sewing for her family, music and playing the piano, baking, needlework and especially working in her yard and flower gardens. The family attended the Grass Valley Church of the Nazarene where she was an active member of the church teaching Sunday School and Bible School, helping with the music program, secretary of the Missionary Society and other duties of the church. She loved the Lord and her Church. Nellie continued to live in the family home under the watchful eyes of her daughters until her passing.

Nellie is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Dillis (Jim) Miller of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Ramone (Lew) Stark of Grass Valley; a sister, Lois Murphy of New York; three step-grandchildren, three great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter and three great-great grandsons and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold in 1976, her parents, brothers, Roy and Donald Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are of your choice.

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