Frederick J. “Fred” Nesler

Frederick J. “Fred” Nesler

March 18, 1947 – May 28, 2023

VISITATION: Thursday, June 1st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 2nd at 10:30am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Josie Harper Hospice House or Essential Pregnancy Services.

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Frederick J. (Fred) Nesler, age 76, of Omaha passed away on May 28, 2023, at the Josie Harper Hospice House. Fred was born in Dubuque, Iowa to Margaret (Bahning) and Gilbert Nesler. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School in Dyersville, Iowa in 1965. He attended Creighton University and graduated in 1969 with a BS degree. In 1972 Fred received a Master of Business Administration and Accounting from Creighton University. On June 7, 1969, he was united in marriage with Janell Ann Schueller and together they raised sons Eric and Matt and daughter Janee’. Fred was budget director for Creighton University, and he retired in 2011.

Fred enjoyed the Creighton basketball games and was a season ticket holder. He and Janell enjoyed traveling and took many trips during their retirement. He was an active member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and a member of the Kiwanis. Fred was an avid reader and a history buff. During retirement he started golfing and enjoyed games with friends and family.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Janell; sons, Eric (Jen) and Matt (Jeanne) Nesler; daughter, Janee’ (Jason) Butterfield; granddaughters: Alex and Elena Nesler, Maya and Ciera Nesler, and Jaime and Joslyn Butterfield; brother, Dennis (Andrea) Nesler; sister, Suzanne (Emmett) Lampkin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Margaret Nesler; sister, Diane Nesler.


  • Steve and Anona Pflanz Posted May 29, 2023 3:54 pm

    Dear Janell and Family, it is with a heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to all of you on Fred’s passing. He was a very special person and always a delight to be with. There is peace in knowing he is no longer in pain and is surrounded by God’s grace. He will be greatly missed. May you always feel his presence around you.
    Steve & Nona

  • Jennifer L Molczyk Posted May 29, 2023 6:10 pm

    We will miss you dearly Papa. 💔

  • Merci Mathews Posted May 29, 2023 7:00 pm

    Dear Janell & Loving Family –
    No more pain or suffering. He’s now home with Jesus and the Angels. Rest in peace Fred.. God Bless – – Friends, Merci

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted May 29, 2023 11:06 pm

    Janell and family, my condolences to you and your family. Fred is no longer suffering and is now with the Lord. May God grant all of you comfort. Cherish the happy memories you have of him.

  • Connie Shonka Finney Posted May 30, 2023 11:16 am

    I am sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I was a work colleague of Fred’s while I was at Creighton. He was a great guy and I appreciated knowing him. My condolences to the family.

  • Bruce & Nancy Peters Posted May 30, 2023 11:27 am

    As Janell will know, Fred had some good years…and bad…at Creighton. Sorry we missed our Mar-May birthday season. Our condolences are with Janell and family.

  • Kelley Klahn Posted May 30, 2023 3:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s diagnosis and passing. I worked in the Controller’s office for quite a few years and will remember him as a great guy with a love for all things CU basketball! Praying for comfort and peace for Janell and the family.

  • Deb Fortina Posted May 30, 2023 8:22 pm

    Janelle and family I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s illness when Fr Andy put out the request for prayers. And now today, I’ve learned of his passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. May Fred rest in peace.

  • Carol Haller Posted May 31, 2023 2:40 pm

    Janell, my heart is bleeding for you and your family. I had no idea that Fred had been sick. You have been so kind to my family and to me,
    Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Greg Jahn Posted June 1, 2023 5:38 am

    Janell and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Fred and I worked closely together at Creighton for many years. He was a very kind,, gentle and caring human being as befits a boy from Dubuque . It was a joy to know him and a pleasure to work with him.

  • Sue and Steve Long Posted June 1, 2023 11:40 am

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time . . . . . . .

  • Sue and Steve Long Posted June 1, 2023 11:49 am

    Sending love and prayers to your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻😘😘
    May you all find peace knowing that Fred is not suffering anymore 😇

  • Matt & Jeanne Nesler Posted June 1, 2023 10:06 pm

    Always in our hearts and so many memories cherished forever. We love you Fred…Dad…Papa! Go Jay’s!

  • Mike and Rita Eck Posted June 2, 2023 7:56 am

    Please know that Janell and families your all in our prayers and hearts❤️🙏🥲❤️🙏

  • Roger and Charlene Helgoth Posted June 2, 2023 10:05 am

    Janelle and family , So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing . Good spirited man and he will be missed !

  • Peg Watkins Posted June 2, 2023 10:40 am

    So very sorry to read of Fred’s passing. Peace and blessings to you and your family.

  • Diane Martin Posted June 2, 2023 11:52 am

    Janell and family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Fred’s brief illness and passing. May the peace of the Lord be with you all during this very difficult time.

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