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Paul J. Nestler

Died: Wed., May 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 31, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 01, 2018
Location: LDS Church on the Corner of 4th and Fredregill Rd.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 01, 2018
Location: LDS Church on the Corner of 4th and Fredregill Rd.

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On May 23, 2018, after celebrating his 70th birthday, Paul John Nestler was called to heaven unexpectedly while holding his wife's hand and surrounded by his family.

Paul was born in Pocatello, Idaho on May 21, 1948 to Kurt and Dorothy Nestler. He went to grade school at Whittier, attended Hawthorne Jr High and graduated from Pocatello High School. He attended three years at ISU in the Architectural program. After serving two years in the Central State LDS Mission, he married the love of his life, Carla Deanne Wellard on June 11, 1971. Later they were sealed for all time and eternity on June 11, 1981.

He worked as a surveyor, for a moving company, in a cabinet shop, in construction, and for the last 40+ years, as a flooring specialist. His hard work ethic was unmatched by no other while supporting six children; which has influenced his family, friends and all those he has embraced. He modeled his life after his savior in his actions, humility, and service for others. He served in the LDS church in various callings including multiple bishoprics, as Bishop, and scout-master. He received his Order of The Arrow, Eagle Scout, District Award of Merit, and recently obtained a personal goal, the scouts highest award, the Silver Beaver.

Paul is preceded in death by Kurt Nestler (father) and Dorothy Nestler (mother); Ronald Nestler (brother); Natalie Nestler Rapp (daughter).

Paul is survived by his wife, Carla Nestler; son-in-law, Gene; children (and their spouses), Eric (Nicole), Kirk (Lisa), Michael (Desirae), Jacob (Genelyn), Stephanie (Tyler); and his 16 grandchildren, Colton, Jayden, Broden, Talon, Hunter, Ryder, Natalin, Ashden, Brielle, Tyson, Gavin, Braelyn, Naliyah, Packer, Titan, and Bryelee. Also, his sisters, Anna (Jack), Patricia (David) and other loved ones.

Paul's greatest passion was spending time with his family, being with them in the outdoors, and serving his Lord and Savior. Paul touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with and was a shining example of love, strength, courage, and hard work. The void left in the hearts of those who loved him will never be replaced.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2 pm at the LDS Fredregill Chapel, 2271 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201, with a viewing for one hour prior to the services.

Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.



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Richard Williams
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
The wonderful Nestler family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Paul was a significant person in my life. Paul is huge reason I am the person I am today. As well as successful as I am. Growing up a great deal of my favorite memories include Paul, either because of my "Righteous Brother" or because of him being my scout master. The first time I was called to be a scout leader I instantly felt terrible for the crap I put him through all those years as I quickly realized the huge sacrifice he made for so many years. I love that man as well as his family. The Nestler family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Passey
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
We will miss Paul and his smile. He was a good friend to us and especially to my David. Thanks to Paul as his service as a Bishop of the 12th ward. Thanks for looking after David. There is a wonderful reunion in heaven. We love you Nestler family and especially Carla.

Annette Blarer
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
Carla and Family, We are so sorry for this loss, Paul was a great friend. Our family loves all of you and prayers for all of you. We are here if any of you need anything. Love the Blarer's Dean, Annette, Josef and Michelle, Heidi and Nathan, Joe and Trudy.

Terry Felsman
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Our Condolences to the Nestler family. I am sure Paul was welcomed home with a big hug from Natalie. You are in our prayers. We are blessed to have the Plan of Salvation that assures us that we will all be together as a family. Elder Terry Felsman (Eileen Rapp's brother) Suva Fiji Mission

Philip Thompson
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Sister Nestler and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss; Bishop Nestler was our Bishop when we first moved to Pocatello in 2006; he was a great Bishop, a great example, and the hardest working and best carpet laying specialist ever. He will be missed and you are in our prayers.

Nyle and Julie Taylor
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
Carla---We were shocked and saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Please know that we often think back on that time so long ago when we lived in your ward and had the sweet association with you both. Our thoughts and prayers and with you! Nyle and Julie

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