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Jay Nehring

Jay Nehring, age 51, of Early, Iowa died on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral Mass was held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery in Correctionville.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Jay Richard Nehring, son of Bruce and Camelia Nehring was born on July 3, 1967 in Storm Lake, IA.

He grew up in Albert City and was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the 1986 graduating class of AC-T, where he was active in all sports, band, and choir. He then graduated from NWTC in Sheldon, Iowa.
On September 15, 1990, Jay was joined in holy matrimony to Karen Kay Seehusen Mandicino in Albert City. The next 28 years of marriage they were blessed with a beautiful daughter Liberty Sue, who was the apple of Jay’s eyes.

Jay was a hardworking man, he loved working with his hands and in construction building anything. Jay worked for Early Builders for 15 years and when they closed he worked for Bargloffs for 15 1/2 years, where he took his last breath.

Jay loved the fire department, he was with Albert City Fire for 1 1/2 years with his dad and the Early Fire Department for 26 years and 5 years as assistant Fire Chief.

But most of all, Jay loved Sunday afternoons at the water fights trying to outdo his dad. Jay also played slow pitch softball for many years.

Jay was a hard core Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cubs, Iowa State, and Race Fan. Jay also loved going hunting and fishing in his free time. He was a very kind and patient man.

Jay died at the age of 51 on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his father and mother-in-law Bill and Mildred Seehusen, step-son Dominick Mandicino, his Aunt Beverly Nehring and Uncle Jerry Johnson.

Those left to continue those stories and memories are his wife Karen Nehring of Early, daughter Liberty Nehring (James Lenhart) of Early, parents Bruce and Camelia Nehring of Albert City, brother Tim (Candy) Nehring of Humboldt, sister Pamela (Todd) Schoening of Bondurant, sisters-in-law Lizzy Ford (Late Troy) and Liz Pollaway, nieces Khristyl Imhof, Danielle (Brian) Johns, Conner, Asher, and Michelle Pollaway, Alyssa and Morgan Nehring, nephews Gregory and Conrad Schoening. As well as many more family, cousins, friends, and all area Fire Departments that touched Jay’s life.

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