Stella Gertrude Nervig

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Stella Gertrude Nervig

Wilmington, NC

Stella Gertrude Nervig, age 99 passed on June 22, 2014 in Wilmington, NC.

Stella was born on January 22, 1915 in Coulter, Iowa to Karen and Soren Hansen. She graduated from Hampton High School and attended Grand View College. She was an inhalation therapist at Iowa Lutheran Hospital for two decades.

Stella was an avid ballroom dancer, a volunteer for Planned Parenthood and the Democratic party, and the founding principal of the Des Moines Chapter of the Iowa Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Stella was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A. Nervig; and is survived by her daughters, Jeri McGiverin (Terry), Carole Nervig and Donella Nervig; two grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Services will be held at Hamilton's Westown, in West Des Moines, on Saturday, July 12 at 12:00 pm, with visitation two hours prior.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Condolences may be expressed at

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Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 6, 2014
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