Roman (Ron) Bernard Nistler passed away peacefully on June 21st, 2022, surrounded by his loving family in Fargo, North Dakota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 30th 2022, at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, Minnesota. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Litchfield. Military honors will be provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard. The service will be livestreamed at www.johnsonhagglund.com.
Roman (Ron) Bernard Nistler, the son of Paul and Hildegard Nistler, was born on January 17th, 1934, in Eden Valley, Minnesota. He grew up in Eden Valley and graduated from Eden Valley High School. Ron served in the Navy and then married Irene T. Nolz on September 13th, 1958, in Sykeston, North Dakota. They moved to Litchfield, Minnesota where they owned and operated the Standard Oil Station. In the early 1960s, they moved to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. They owned a Holiday Station and Ron’s Sports Center. In 1971, they returned to Litchfield. Ron pursued various business ventures including Sales Representative for Ariens, Branch Distributing and Dixon Lawn Mowers. He also ran and operated Ron’s Sports Center, Lake Ripley Storage, and the Lake Ripley Resort Motel and Bait Shop.
Ron was an active member of St. Philip’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Litchfield, Minnesota. He was also a member of the American Legion Nelsan Horton Post #104 for over 30 years. He especially enjoyed his 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful, caring grandpa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and living on Lake Ripley. Ron loved visits with friends, playing cribbage, and bird watching.
It was a blessing as he spent the last two years with his oldest daughter and family in Fargo, North Dakota, surrounded by those who loved him.
He is survived by his children, Yvonne (and Philip) Mathias of West Fargo ND, Karen (and Richard) Brouillette of Greenville NH, Paul (and Angie) Nistler of Bemidji MN, Mark (and Lesley) Nistler of Minneapolis MN, and Lisa Hested of Starbuck MN; grandchildren, Matthew Mathias, Elizabeth (and Tom) Twedell, Lauren, Rachael, Nicholas (and Kathryn), Mark, Patrick, Joseph, and Maria Brouillette, Bronson and Brenton Nistler, Noah and Addison Nistler, and Samuel Hested; great-grandchildren, Leo and Zelie Brouillette. He is also survived by his brother, Stanley (and Donna) Nistler of Louisville KY. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene; parents Paul and Hildegard; brothers Leroy (and Jean) and Lloyd (and Joyce) Nistler; and sister Geraldine (and Marvin) Hogan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council Number 2029 at St. Philip’s Church in Litchfield, Minnesota. We would like to thank VA Health Care and Ethos Hospice for their kindness and dedicated care of our dad, Ron.