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Alma Nisly

August 13, 1936 — January 18, 2022

Alma Nisly, 85, of Kalona, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at her home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Fairview Church, 2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. Private family burial will be held prior to the service. A public visitation will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, where the family will greet friends from 3 – 8 PM. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County.

Alma (Schrock) Nisly was born August 13, 1936, in Bremen, Indiana, the daughter of Levi and Sarah (Yoder) Schrock. On August 2, 1959, she was united in marriage to Daniel Nisly. She was a homemaker and also worked as an aide at Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Alma was a member of English River Chapel and volunteered in various ways at Pleasanvtiew. She enjoyed mushroom hunting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, quilting and being a grandma and great-grandma. Alma loved nature, watching birds and appreciated beautiful flowers.

Survivors include her husband Daniel of Kalona, six children: Roger Nisly of San Diego, CA, Regina Choate of Kalona, Sylvia (Michael) Pierce of Poway, CA, Suzanne Schmidt of Grants Pass, OR, Marjorie (Phil) Forbes of Kalona, Daniel Nisly of Kalona, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two siblings: Sylvia Ropp and Leo Schrock of Kalona.

Preceding Alma in death were her parents and six siblings: Mary Miller, Judy Miller, Perry Schrock, Olen Schrock, Elmer Schrock, Edwin Schrock and son-in-law Jacob Schmidt.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

3:00pm - 8:00 am (Central time)

Peterseim Funeral Home

201 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Memorial Service

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Church


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