Nila Kathryn Paselk
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Paselk, Nila Kathryn Beloved mother grandmother and great- grandmother passed away peacefully on 1/11/2012 at the young age of 82. She will be forever in the hearts of her family. Survived by sons, Dan (Tracy), Mike and Linda; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by parents, Robert and Mary Kleinsasser; and husband, Erich N. Paselk. Nila was active in her community, where she volunteered at "The Hope Chest" and "Gillespie Center". Nila was a kind, generous and very thoughtful person to all who knew her. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Presbyterian Homes on Lake Minnetonka for taking such wonderful care of her. A private service will be held summer of 2012.

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Published in Star Tribune on Jan. 15, 2012.
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March 17, 2021
Nila is the best grandmother I could ever ask for my name is Emma White Im the daughter of Lindsay White i belive she had passed when i was 2 years old. I still remember the day i saw her in the hostpital.
Emma White
Grand Parent
January 11, 2013
This has been one tough year with out you... Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind. I love you and miss you so much... I'm sure you are one beautiful Angel above.... Please check in from time to time... Love you forever!
Lindsay
January 11, 2013
Dear Nila - It is hard to believe that you left us a year ago today. I am sure you are shinning so bright above us. I miss you so very much. Love you.
August 8, 2012
Dear Ni - I miss you so very much. I think about you everyday. You were such an incredible person and I am sure you are shinning bright above.
Until we meet again....Love You Tracy
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012
All of us girls almost one year ago..
May 4, 2012
Visiting Grandma for christmas this year
May 1, 2012
mom enjoying christmas at mikes home with the family
michael paselk
May 1, 2012
mom with grandbaby carter
michael paselk
May 1, 2012
Girls talk over a glass of wine, so serious!
michael paselk
May 1, 2012
nila and mikes wife barbara enjoying lunch at the narrows
michael paselk
May 1, 2012
mike and mom
michael paselk
March 2, 2012
Happy Birthday Ni - I miss you so very much. I have to believe that you are a angel in heaven having the time of your new adventure. Love & kisses to you. Until we meet again. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you forever...........
Tracy Paselk
February 22, 2012
Paul and I and our family will miss seeing Nila by the pool. It will not be the same. She is one classy lady. She always had a kind word for everyone. She did a wonderful job at the Gillespie Center and the Hope Chest and always did her best. What a wonderful neighbor and friend to everyone. Sue and Paul Schueller
January 30, 2012
"Two Peas in a Pod" That is the way I will always remember Aunt Nila. A smile with a twinkle and an element of surprise! My heart goes out to you Mike, and Dan.
Barbara Hagie
January 28, 2012
Dale, Nila visting with Elaine and Wally and Ellie and Ray
January 28, 2012
Nila with her sister Elaine
January 28, 2012
Nila with her sister Elaine and brother Ray
January 22, 2012
We loved knowing Nila all these years,it was always so much fun to talk with her!! She was always so young at heart, she is now delighting all our family that has passed before us, she is happy once again! She will missed by all.
Nancy and jan Johnson
January 19, 2012
Nila I will always remember when we went shopping with our babies in Seattle and everyone thought we were sisters. Great times were had around the pool and I was glad to see Dad so happy again. You will be missed by all those who knew and loved you.
Kathy Kiser
January 19, 2012
Dan, Mike and family ~

I'm sorry that you lost your mother. She was a wonderful woman that had a kind heart and great outlook on life....

Nila would light up any room she entered and she always went first class........

Her smile and hugs and her great laugh were priceless......

You guys had a great mother and I share in your grief over her passing...........
David Hedtke
January 17, 2012
"Your mom was a very special lady. I'll remember her as a "classy gal", always dressed to the ninth and so ever young at heart. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family."
Kathy & Bob White
January 17, 2012
Dear Paselk Family,
My true heartfelt words of condolences go out to all of you at the loss of your treasure - Nila! She will be deeply missed by all. She truly was the energizer bunny & loved being called that. I will miss her kindness, love of life, humor, caring & I know that our tiny angel with the big smile will forever be tucked in our hearts & watching over us from heaven! Til we meet again my dear friend. Love, Jeannine
Jeannine Schultz
January 16, 2012
Two peas in a pod -
January 16, 2012
They were such clowns
January 16, 2012
So cute ....
January 16, 2012
Nila and Brother Ray Oct 2009
January 16, 2012
Enjoying a boat ride on Lake Minnetonka 10.30.2008
January 16, 2012
Dan,Tracy,Lindsey and Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you guys in these tough days.
Toni Pelletier
January 16, 2012
Nila-you amazed me with your ability to stay young at heart. You were always smiling and happy. I enjoyed seeing you at Danny's when Rick and I came to visit. I'll never forget the time we shaved off Rick's beard the first time I met you. You never stopped being that fun-loving lady. Miss you.
Ginger Paselk
January 16, 2012
Nila was my stepmother and I will keep her in my memories. She was always smiling and full of life. I saw her the last time this past summer when we went to Minnesota. Even then you couldn't keep her down. She was zipping around with her walker and still enjoying life. Rest in peace, Nila.
Erich Paselk
January 16, 2012
Dear Grandma,

I still don't want to believe you are gone... unfortunately, this has made it real.. I miss you so much.... my heart is heavy with sadness. You are such a beautiful, caring, and generous person...with so much love! Please watch over us and continue to stay in my life.... I can't imagine it with out you. I love you so much.... see you again someday....
Lindsay White
January 16, 2012
Although I didn't recognize the last (married) name, the 1950s blue tuxedo-style stewardess uniform caught my attention in the StarTribune Obituaries - then the name Nila connected and I was reunited with an old flying buddy - Nila Kleinsasser. Nila was as kind and sweet in those days as her family and those who knew her more recently have testified. She did many advertising promotions for Northwest Airlines and was an effective good will ambassador. I wish we had spent time together in the intervening years. It was easy to lose touch as we had to resign when we married in those days. A different airline world, it was. I was known then as Anne Billingsley.
Anne Kerr
January 16, 2012
My mother fought a courageous battle this last year with remarkable strength and class, she did it with that beautiful smile she wore each and every day of her life, whether things were going well or things were not.



I would like to thank my Moms close friends, Jeanine, Joann and Carrol for continuing to include my mother during these difficult times, the Sunday football games at Lord Fletcher's, the trips shopping and the visits to her room, I know how difficult it was and I thank you for your patience, Love and support.

I would also like to thank the Angels at Presbyterian homes on Lake Minnetonka for the wonderful care and friendship they gave to Nila, she was treated like family, the staff continuously went out of there way to make Nila feel welcome and comfortable, Nila loved the staff as much as they loved her.

First and for most I would like to thank my beautiful wife Tracy who for 30 years was moms dearest freind, they had a relationship that most mother and daughters would envy, traveling together, shopping or just laying around the pool, I know Tracy will miss her greatly and I can't thank her enough for her patience and unconditional love.

I love you Mom and I will miss you..
Dan Paselk
January 15, 2012
Remembering Nila
Debbie (Hedtke) Bona
January 15, 2012
Remembering Nila
Debbie (Hedtke) Bona
January 15, 2012
Remembering you Nila, with a thankful heart.
Thankful that our paths crossed in this life. I cherish the memories and keep them with me. You were always the kind, gentle spirit, and saw good in everyone.

My faith tells me, today, you are in eternity, in Heaven, surrounded by loved ones that have gone before you.

Rest in peace,

-Debbie (Hedtke) Bona
Debbie Hedtke-Bona
January 15, 2012
Nila with her good Friend Joanne
January 15, 2012
Nila with Tracy and Dan 12.31.11
January 15, 2012
Nila - you have been such a special person in my life the past 30 yrs. I will miss you so very much, but you will be with me in my heart and mind every waking moment. Love you forever and ever. Until we meet again - remember to save me spot next to you. Love you - Miss you
Tracy Paselk
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