Leo Nervig, 89, formerly of rural Kelley, passed away October 3, 2017 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry.


Leo Duane Nervig was born on February 19, 1928 to James and Rhoda (Saveraid) Nervig. He attended school in Sheldahl and married Sylvia Helgeland on February 23, 1951. They farmed north of Slater until moving to Perry three years ago due to failing health. Leo will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; was a lifetime farmer and a selfless provider; was a generous and fun loving friend who enjoyed playing pool “with the boys”, (who all had nicknames whether they knew it or not); his horses and motorcycle, Snicker Blizzards, Nibs black licorice and watching Gunsmoke. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Left to cherish his memory are two daughters: Connie (Bruce) Gardner of rural Madrid and Kim (Jon) Peters of Perry; four grandchildren: Jared (Kellie) Gardner, Sara (Jeffery) Meadows, Kristie (Justin) Schaul, and Kelsey (Scott) Hughes. Great-grandchildren are Kayla and Jace Meadows, Finley and Reese Schaul, and Ellie, Kilee and Ray Hughes.


Leo was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia this past May, his parents, an infant daughter and grandson, a sister Leora Carlson and brother Donald Nervig, along with many other relatives and close friends.


The family will receive friends on October 11 at Soderstrum Funeral Home in Slater. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry Lutheran Home. Online condolences may be left at adamssoderstrum.com.


Blessed be the memory of Leo Duane Nervig.