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Phyllis J. Nesler, 91

Aug 9, 2020

Port Orchard, Washington /Blue Earth Phyllis Jean Nesler was born July 5, 1929, in Blue Earth, and passed on July 6, 2020 with her six daughters by her side in Port Orchard, Washington.

Phyllis, along with her husband Jim, resided in Minnesota until 1962 when they moved to Federal Way, Washington. Phyllis worked at Lighthouse for the Blind for just over 20 years. After her retirement in 1992 they moved to Port Orchard, Washington where they lived until their passing.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother, Doug Piuser; son, Michael James Nesler; and her husband of 69 years, James Edward Nesler Jr.

She is survived by two sisters, Donna Maringer and Pat Ray, six daughters; Judy McLean (Ken), Susan Jackson, Amy McQuiston (Dan), Mary Solomon (Ted), Marsha Nesler, and Wendy Nesler; as well as 21 grandkids, 42 great-grandkids; and even a few great-great-grandkids.

Phyllis was known for her unending smile, positive attitude, her dimples, her love of music, including jazz, the Big Bands, Neil Diamond, and the dancing that goes with it. She loved her family and her husband; often stating that “Jim was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Rill Chapel in Port Orchard, Washington assisted the family.