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Nyla J. Prinsen

April 18, 1928 — December 4, 2020

NYLA JEANNE PRINSEN was born to George and Leone (Eggers) Carstensen, Sr., on April 18, 1928 in Pipestone County, Minnesota. Her baptism and confirmation was in the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Nyla attended grade school at District #11 in Pipestone County, and she graduated from Pipestone High School in 1946. She then attended the Minneapolis School of Business. Upon completion of her education, she worked as the bookkeeper for Pan-O-Gold Bakery in Pipestone. On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to Elmer Prinsen at Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church in Pipestone. Following their marriage, they resided in Pipestone where she continued to work for Pan-O-Gold Bakery. Nyla was also the secretary for Zion United Methodist Church in Pipestone. After retiring from the farm, Nyla became employed in the offices of the Pipestone High School. She and Elmer began traveling in 1988 when she retired. They enjoyed with winter months at the Fun N’ Sun Resort near Harlingen, Texas. On February 13, 2004, Elmer preceded her in death. Following his death, she continued to reside in Pipestone. Nyla died peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone at the age of 92 years, seven months, and 16 days.

Nyla was a member of Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone where she attended the church circle. She was also a member of the Jr. Sorosis Club, the CC Club, and several card groups. She volunteered at the church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Barbara (Bob) DeBates Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kristi (Vee “Mark”) Vedad Haghi of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Jody (Bernie) Siefken of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri; son-in-law, Tom Herges of Scotland, South Dakota; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, George “Tom” (Mildred) Carstensen of Pipestone, William “Bill” (Sandra) Carstensen of Pipestone, Charles (Janet) Carstensen of Rochester, Minnesota; and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; her daughter, Peggy Herges; three great-grandchildren, Ian DeBates, Hailey Seabrooks, and McKinley Swier; and her parents, George and Leona.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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