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obit: Dr. George Nesrsta

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Dr. George Nesrsta, a football star at Brackenridge High School in the 20s, died of a heart attack in San Angelo Tuesday. He was 57 years old at the time of
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      Dr. George Nesrsta, a football star at Brackenridge High School in the '20s, died of a heart attack in San Angelo Tuesday.  He was 57 years old at the time of his death.
      Dr. Nesrsta played on the 1924 Brackenridge team and later at St. Mary's University.  He received his medical degree at Creighton University.
      Dr. Nesrsta is survived by his widow, four children and nine brothers and sisters, seven of whom reside in San Antonio.  Burial will be at San Angelo.
      San Antonio Express, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1964
      Dr. George Nesrsta, 58, 1412 S. Madison, San Angelo, son-in-law of Mrs. U. M. Sanderson, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Shannon Hospital after becoming ill t his office a few minutes earlier.
      A San Angelo physician since 1945, Dr. Nesrsta was chief of medical service at Shannon in 1963-64.  He had practiced medicine at San Angelo Medical & Surgical Clinic and was president of the medical staff of Baptist Memorials Geriatric Hospital there in 1958.
      Dr. Nesrsta was born Jan. 29, 1906 in Flatonia.  He attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio where he played football.  Later he was a football player at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.  He studied medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
      After graduation from Creighton, Dr. Nesrsta set up practice in Gallinger.  He moved to Ozona and later to San Angelo.
      He married Miss Lena Grace Sanderson here in San Saba in 1938.
      Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Annice Joyce of Amarillo, Nancy and Evelyn of San Angelo; a son, George L. Nesrsta Jr.; three brothers, Ben, Jimmy and Charles Nesrsta, all of San Antonio; six sisters, Miss Ann Nesrsta, Miss Maria Nesrsta, Mrs. Frank Marci, Mrs. Jack Wargo, all of San Antonio, Mrs. George Lyon of Houston and Mrs. Ed. Etier of Fort Worth.
      Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Sacred Heart Cathedral with burial in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo.
      Pallbearers included Dr. Chase Thompson, Dr. William Lacey Smith, B. F. Kirk, Dr. William Porter, A. L. Turner, Dr. R. M. Finks, Dr. Francis Spencer and Dr. Bennett Joiner, all of San Angelo.
      Honorary pallbearers were personnel of the San Angelo Medical and Surgical Clinic, personnel of Shannon Hospital, St. John's Hospital and Baptist Memorial hospital.
      San Saba News, Sept. 17, 1964
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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