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Henrietta Nistler

May 16, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Burial Date: April 20, 2018

Funeral Home Dickinson, ND

Memorial Mass:  10:30 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 20, 2018, Saint Anne Catholic Church, Bismarck, ND

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A Memorial Mass for Henrietta Nistler, 83, of North Oaks, MN, formerly of Dickinson and the Bismarck area, will be held at 10:30 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Saint Anne Catholic Church, Bismarck, with Father Wayne Sattler celebrating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. CDT, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Henrietta passed away at her home on January 2 2018 at Waverly Garden in North Oaks, MN.

Henrietta was born on May 16, 1934 in Mott, ND to Frank and Rosa (Berger) Senn.  Henrietta attended nursing school, and then worked in Obstetrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 36 years.

She married James Nistler, the love of her life, on August 22, 1956 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson, ND.  In July 1990, Jim was ordained as a Catholic Deacon and he and Henrietta became part of a team of missionaries that went to Kenya East Africa to establish a mission sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck.  They served there until June 1999.

Jim & Henrietta enjoyed their travels and visited many different countries, relatives and places of interest.  She also enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting, sewing, needle, work, reading and playing cards.

Henrietta treasured family gatherings.  They were blessed with eight children, 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She is survived by her loving husband, Jim; children, Jaylene (Kevin) Kovash, Janel (Barry) Schalkie, Connie (Richard) Dooley, Nancy Watkins, Laurie (Jim) Schneibel, Mary (Mark) Mallus, Peggy (Todd) Mayer, Ted(Deb) Nistler; brother, Willie (CeCe) Senn; and sisters-in-law, Rose Senn and Diana Senn.

Henrietta is preceded in death by her parents, Rosa and Frank Senn; brothers, Dan, Frank, Norbert, Leroy, Finian; sister, Rose; and granddaughter, Katelyn.

The family suggests memorial be given to the African Mission of the Bismarck Diocese or St. Genevieve Food Shelf Project in Centerville, MN.


Phone: 866-483-7900
Fax: 701-483-7901
2067 1st Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601