Douglas Nissing
1960 - 2013
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Nissing, Douglas passed away on September 29, 2013. He grew up in Webster Groves and graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1978. He attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, and The General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in February 1989. Upon completion of training at the Blanton-Peale Institute in New York City in 1994, he opened his private pastoral psychotherapy practice in New York City. He returned to St. Louis in 2009 to be with family and to pursue an MBA at St. Louis University. He is survived by his husband of 22 years, Daniel John Kelly, his father, Burton John Nissing, his sister, Angela Kay Nissing, and eleven nieces and nephews, including Angela's daughters, Paulina and Alyssa Utochkin. Services: The memorial service will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St., St Louis, MO, on Friday, October, 4, 2013 at 11:00 am. A memorial will also soon be held in Connecticut at a place and time to be determined. In lieu of flow ers please make a donation to Operation Food Search or Stray Rescue of St Louis.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 2, 2013.
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October 27, 2013
Thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of love. As difficult as this time has been, I am so grateful to be reminded of just how many lives Doug touched and made better. The love I have for him, for you, and the love we share remains.
Dan Kelly
October 5, 2013
I am shocked and saddened by this news. Such a lively, energetic person will be greatly missed on this earth.
Sara Timmerman
October 4, 2013
Dear Dan-
I am so sorry about Doug. I know your loss is immeasurable. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. I am also sorry that my work schedule, including being on air on KWMU this morning makes it impossible to come to the service or reception today. Please know that my heart and thoughts are with you, my dear friend.

Love and All Best,
Joan Lipkin
October 3, 2013
Doug was a respected ordained priest, accomplished businessman, and beloved partner of more than 20 years. He was an uncle, a brother, a son, a cousin, and regrettably, someone who I now realize I did not tell often enough how much I valued him being in MY life. My prayers to Dan, Burt, Angela, and the rest of his family, as well as those of us who loved Doug as both a friend and as extended family. I pray that he is at peace, and that if we learn anything from having enjoyed his company in this life, it is to live every day, laugh as often as possible, and LOVE those around you.
Erin Tullis
October 3, 2013
What an honorable man. We spent many a night riding Metro North back from NYC and he always brought a smile to my face. John Strybos
October 3, 2013
We are both so deeply shocked and saddened by this news. Doug was such an important person in our lives, and in so many lives - a truly wonderful man who will be so missed. Dan, you and both of your families are in our prayers.
Charlie and Holly Mayer
October 3, 2013
I have only known Doug for a short time, he touched my heart. He was always a joy to talk to; I will miss our hour talks we had when the answer to his question would have only taken a minute. To Doug, his family and friends I send you my prayers to give you strength as you go through this time of sorrow.
Beverly Woodruff
October 3, 2013
So completely stunned to get this news. God, hold your servant Doug in your loving embrace, and comfort those who love him in his absence.
Bret Hern
October 3, 2013
Doug was a student in the graduate entrepreneurial management class I co-taught at SLU - great guy - always positive - saddened to hear of his passing much too young - Deepest sympathies to family.
Don Dent
October 2, 2013
Doug REST IN PEACE.... You deeply touched my heart I will miss you. My prayers are with Dougs family....
Jodi Apter
October 2, 2013
The Nissings were wonderful neighbors. We will all miss Doug very much.
The Belshe Family
October 2, 2013
So sorry to hear this news.
The Mahoneys
October 2, 2013
to Dan and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of God he was a great guy I cut his hair and we talked about many thingshe will be dearly missed my sympathy and prayers are with the family
Charlie Schoenherr
October 2, 2013
To Dan, Uncle Burt, Angela and the extended Nissing Families, thinking about everyone at this time.
Roger & Shelia Bollinger
October 2, 2013
Dear Dan and Family,
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Doug's kindness will be forever cherished.
Bonni P. McKenney,Diocesan Staff, CT
October 2, 2013
Doug was like the little brother I never had. He was always there for me, supporting me recently through the loss of my husband of 44 years. I will miss him terribly for the rest of MY life and believe the world has lost a special presence who gave so much to so many. Goodbye, my friend!
Pat Williams
October 2, 2013
Rest in peace dear Doug. Much love and peace to you Dan at this time. Will see you in Connecticut.

Love Jill, David and Eric Correnti-Striebinger
Jill Striebinger
October 2, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to Dan and family, what a good man and love is what he gave us all. What a gift to have known him and been his neighbor and fellow acolyte growing up in Webster Groves.
Anne Danis
October 2, 2013
Dear Dan, Burt, Angela, Doug's family, friends, and to all whose lives he touched,

Doug was so many things to so many people -- to me, he was my friend. He was a master storyteller, and I always loved listening to his reminiscences, whether they were about our past shared experiences or about his life elsewhere. He never failed to make me laugh.

I will miss his smile, his voice, the way he would greet me on the phone -- "HEY, BAAARRRRBBBB!" -- and his earthly presence.

Please watch over us, Doug, and know that you were loved beyond measure.
Barb Mathieu
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