Richard V. (Dick) Nestingen, 86, of Coon Valley, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. He was born Jan. 30, 1933 in Coon Valley to Julian and Gina Nestingen. After he graduated from Westby High School and Madison Short Course, he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Norplex for over 40 years and he owned a farm where his children “did all the work!” Dick was active in the Coon Valley Legion, the Coon Valley Conservation Club, and a lifelong member of Coon Valley Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Coon Valley Lions and was a past District Governor. On Sept. 19, 1953, Dick married Geri Kish. Together they had six children, Jeff, Jed, Renee (Greg) Olson, Rhonda (Michael) Stach, Steven (Lori) and Eric. He was especially proud that he and Geri volunteered to travel to Mexico and Honduras with the Lion’s Club to provide glasses to the unfortunate. He also had the privilege of going on the Freedom Honor Flight in 2016 with his son, Eric. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church with Pastor Julie Wollman officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116. Visitation will be at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 15 and an hour before the service at the church on Friday. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be given to Wisconsin Lions Camp at Rosholt,Wisconsin, the Coon Valley Legion, or an organization of your choice. Dick’s family would like to thank Vernon Manor for the excellent care he received.
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