Obituary Edwin Nesrsta
- Waco Tribune Herald
Thursday June 29, 2006
Edwin "Ed" Nesrsta
Oct. 20, 1928-June 25, 2006
Edwin "Ed" Nesrsta, 77, of Abbott, passed away Sunday evening June 25, 2006
at Providence Health Center in Waco.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Bishop Gregory
Aymond, the Rev. Steve Nesrsta, and Msgr. Frank Miller con-celebrating,
assisted by Deacon John Petter. Military graveside rites will follow at
Fatima Cemetery, conducted by VFW Post No. 4819.
Mr. Nesrsta was born on Oct. 20, 1928 in Ross, the son of Adoph A. and
Josephine (Sulc) Nesrsta. He attended schools in Ross and Abbott before
entering the air force in 1946. He served during the Korean Conflict before
being discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1956. On Nov. 9, 1954, he was
united in marriage to Dorothy Gerik in West. They settled in the Abbott
area to start their family. Ed was a bookkeeper for the Texaco
Distributorship for 16 years. He also worked for the City Service Station
and Dameron's in West before retiring in 1985. He then worked for Smith
Security as a security guard. Ed was a faithful member of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott. He enjoyed drinking coffee with
friends, loved his cars, working in his yard, and helping his wife babysit.
He thought so much of all children in their care. Ed's family was most
important to him, he especially loved his children and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Doris Nesrsta of Abbott;
three sons, Larry and wife Joyce and Edward, of Hewitt and the Rev. Steve
Nesrsta of Somerville; one daughter, Evelyn Petter and husband Daniel of
West; daughter-in-law, Julie Nesrsta of Hewitt; one brother, George Nesrsta
of Abbott; eight grandchildren, Amy & Ben Conditt of Longview, Nicole
Nesrsta of Destin, Fla; Michelle deAlba of The Woodlands, Kory Martin and
wife Cherish of Hewitt, Kyle Nesrsta and Jillian Nesrsta of Hewitt, Sarah
Petter, Brian Petter and Elizabeth Petter, all of West; four
great-grandchildren, Codie Conditt, Alora and Chase Martin and Abigail
deAlba; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers will be Calvin Gerik, Mark Gerik, Richard Gerik, David
Gerik, Chris Gerik, Kory Martin, Tom Marek and Joe Sinkule, Jr. Honorary
pallbearers are all the children they took care of over the years.
Memorials may be made to the Czech Seminarian Fund, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Youth Group, St. Mary's Parish Center, or St. Jerome's Life Teen Youth