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John Anthony Nett, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1920
Death: Jan. 25, 1999

John A. Nett, Sr.

April 24, 1920-Jan. 25, 1999

Trempealeau, Wis. John A. Nett Sr., 78, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

John Anthony Nett was born April 24, 1920, in Great Falls, Mont., to Arnold and LaVera (Schissel) Nett. John graduated from Cotter High School in Winona in 1928. He attended St. Mary's College and graduated in 1942. John served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight instructor and reached the rank of caption.

On May 14, 1946, he married Jean Enright in Winona. John began his teaching and coaching career at Winona Cotter in 1946 until retiring in 1985 and with a leave in 1951-52 to serve in the military during the Korean War.

John accumulated 38 seasons serving as a teacher/coach for Cotter. John will be remember in his retirement for his love of gardening and flowers, bird watching at his numerous bird feeders, barbecuing for family gatherings and fondness for his pets.

John was a member of St. Bartholemew Catholic Church in Trempealeau and past Chief Ranger of St. Thomas Ct. No. 360 Catholic Order of Foresters. John was also a member of the WFW and American Legion in Winona.

John is survived by his wife, Jean; eight children, John Jr. (Kris) of Winona Mary (Barry) Powell of Wooddale, Ill., Richard of Trempealeau, Kate (Todd) Smith of Wabasha, Minn., Barbara Nett of Madison, Wis., Joanne Nett of Chicago, Ill., Joseph (Darby) of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Steve (Becky) of Spring Valley, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, Andy, Jaimie, Tom, Emily, Gina, Oli, Tria, Corey, Joseph, Zach, Katie, Ryan and Kellie; and two sisters, MaryLou (Chuck) Mauer of Redmond, Wash.; and Julie Nett of St. Louis Park, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral Mass is planned for Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholemew Catholic Church in Trempealeau, with the Rev. Robert Wagner, officiating.

Military honors will be conducted by the Winona VFW and American Legion. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona.

Friends may call today at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winona from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Christian Wake Service from 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call on Thursday, Jan. 28, one hour prior to the service at the church in Trempealeau.

Pallbearers are Randy Lisowski, Mike O'Brien, Steve Rader, Mike Leaf, Peter Tlougan and Tom Porek.

Hoff Funeral Homes-Burke Winona Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Winona Dialy News, Jan. 26, 1999
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  Jean M Enright Nett (1923 - 2008)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Jan 26, 2013
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John Anthony Nett, Sr
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