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Marvin Thomas Nesiba
Marvin Thomas Nesiba, 63, of Kearney, formerly of Farwell and St. Paul, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney, with his loving family at his bedside, after a long courageous battle with Huntington’s disease.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Farwell. The Revs. Rayappa Konka, Alex Borzych and Richard Piontkowski will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery near St. Paul, with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Team.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. Rosary.
Facemasks are highly recommended for the visitation, Rosary and Mass.
The Mass will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook Page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Farwell Fire Department & QRT’s or to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
Marvin was born on July 18, 1957 at St. Paul, the son of Milton and Elaine (Horky) Nesiba. Marvin lived on the family farm with his parents and two brothers. He graduated from St. Paul High School in May of 1975. After high school he served his country for four years in the United States Navy stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. While stationed and working in Virginia, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and obtained his private pilot’s license and met the love of his life Doris Arlene Skaggs.
Marvin and Doris were united in marriage at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Farwell on April 28, 1979. After Marvin completed his service to his country they moved back to Farwell Nebraska where he continued to work on the family farm and serve his community as a member of the Farwell Volunteer fire department, Quick Response Team member, active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the president of the Farwell school board. Marvin worked for 25 years driving truck over the road for Nash Finch company in Grand Island while continuing to farm and help raise his 3 children Andy, Dawn, and Debbie. After Nash Finch closed Marvin co-owned and drove for Farwell Trucking based in Farwell. Later he bought his own truck and continued driving for Nesiba Trucking. During this time, he also invented and created an idea for a new set of jumper cables and started Tru-Lock tool company to sell his invention.
Marvin continued to farm until 2004 and drove truck until 2010. When he realized, his health had started to decline, Marvin and Doris moved to St. Paul. Marvin remained continually active with his family and in the communities of Farwell and St. Paul. His family took care of him at home in St. Paul until Marvin decided he wanted to join his fellow veterans and live at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Marvin entered the Grand Island Veterans Home in August of 2013 then moved to the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney in January of 2019, where he remained until his death. During his time at the Veterans Home Marvin continued to participate in many family and facility outings and events. He enjoyed trips to the casinos, local sporting events, and Husker games just to name a few. Marvin embraced his illness with generosity, kindness, acceptance, courage, and humor. He was truly an inspiration to all who knew and took care of him.
Marvin was an avid Husker fan, he loved to take trips to visit family and historical sites. He was honest and hard-working. The kind of man who his word and a handshake were all you needed, and you knew it would be done. Although, he worked hard he loved even harder and always put his family first. He enjoyed spending time with his family any chance he could, especially his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and there is not anyone whose life was not forever changed for the better just by knowing him.
Marvin leaves behind his loving and caring wife, Doris Nesiba of Loup City; his son, Andy Nesiba and wife Felicia of Ashton; his daughters, Dawn Vogt and husband Troy of Rockville and Debbie Wooden and husband Jacob of Ashton; eleven grandchildren, Allie, Kaylyn, Kohen, Lilly, Ava, Hailey, Charlotte, Korey, Lexi, Brooke, and Tyson; two brothers, Myron Nesiba of Burwell, Ne and wife Renee of St. Paul and Merlin Nesiba and wife Judy of Grand Island; special family friend, Donna Dobish of St. Paul; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Milton and Elaine Nesiba; bonus mother Evelyn (Schroll) Nesiba; his paternal grandparents James Nesiba, Alice Nesiba Greenwalt and Walter Greenwalt; maternal grandparents Louie and Clara Horky; mother and father-in-law, Edgar and Dollie Skaggs of West Virginia; and numerous aunts and uncles.
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