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Verl L Nahrstedt

March 19, 1924 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 96)

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Services for Verl L. Nahrstedt, 96, of Madison, NE, will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Resseguie Funeral Home in Madison.

He passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Countryside Home in Madison.

Verl was born March 19, 1924 on a farm northeast of Madison to Clarence and Stella (Purdy) Nahrstedt. He graduated from Madison High School and entered the United States Navy. He was stationed for three years on Kwajalein and Carlisle Islands in the Pacific Ocean. After an honorable discharge, he worked in Fremont at a radio station and later farmed west of Madison. Verl married Harriett Leu on June 15, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison.  The couple were the parents of two children.

Verl enjoyed being a private pilot, riding motorcycles, working on his ham radios, and golfing.  He eagerly looked forward to getting together with his card clubs for games of pitch, as well as his bowling league and dancing at Kings Ballroom in Norfolk.  Verl served for many years on the District 56 school board, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Norfalcon’s model airplane club.  He was particularly proud of the Nahrstedt Airport which was located on his farm and noted on aeronautical maps of the time.   Verl was a faithful member of Immanual Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and in many other capacities. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and collecting over 5,000 vinyl record albums.

He is survived by his wife, Harriett Nahrstedt of Madison, NE; children, Mike (LaRene) Nahrstedt of Madison, Sheri (Tom) Anderson of Morristown, NJ; sister, Irma Jean Radant currently of Stuart, NE, and sister-in-law, Betty Nahrstedt currently of Bassett, NE; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Verl is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ellen (Boyd) Russell; brother, Dale Nahrstedt; brother-in-law, Gerald Radant; brother-in-law Boyd Russell and great-grandchild Corban Nahrstedt.

 

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