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Esther Irene Nedella

December 29, 1929 — August 24, 2023

Esther Irene Nedella

Esther Irene Nedella of Sun City, Az passed away on August 24th, 2023. Esther was born on December 29th, 1929, in Newell South Dakota. Esther was one of 5 children born to Frank and Ruth Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters and a brother. Surviving family members include Lynn Nedella, Tana Reschke, (Robert), Rick Nedella; Grandchildren Tara (Chris) Bobic, Brent (Nicole) Nedella, Erica (Steve) Ferrari, Patricia (Tom) Plum, Jordan Nedella (Emilee Engelbretson); Great-Grandchildren Tanner & Colton Bobic, Addison & Asher Plum, Jesse & Roxy Nedella, Leah & Henry Ferrari. Sister Lorraine Schmidt.

Esther was born in Newell, South Dakota and raised on a farm. Matt & Esther were married in 1950. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage together before Matt passed away. She was the mother of three and a military wife. They moved to Phoenix in 1956 where she found employment with Sperry and retired after 30 years. They moved to Bullhead City in 1986 and eventually returned to Phoenix in 2004 to be close to their family.

Living in Sun City Esther had many friends and enjoyed many activities. Her favorite activity was water aerobics. She also was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved knitting and crocheting. She was always active in the grandkids and great grand kids lives. She was always positive and had a smile that would light up a room. She was loved by many and will be missed by more.


Rest in peace Mom,

We love you and miss you already!

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Menke Funeral & Cremation Center 12420 N. 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

12420 North 103rd Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351

11:00 am, Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Menke Funeral & Cremation Center 12420 N. 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

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