John C. Nazer


(May 22, 2003)

John C. Nazer, 91, died Thursday, May 22 at the Powell Valley Care Center.

He was born July 27, 1911, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Milus and Theresa Kostelnek. His foster parents, L.H. and Lena Nazer, raised him in Cowley.

He joined the U.S. Army at age 18 and completed his assignment and was honorably discharged. When World War II broke out, he re-enlisted and served overseas, again receiving an honorable discharge.

He married Martha Vogel in Montana. He was a farmer all his life, farming southeast of Powell.

He is survived by his wife Martha of the family home; a daughter, Janet Nazer of Powell; sons Jack Nazer of Lovell and Bert Nazer of Powell; granddaughters Balea Nazer, Brittany Nazer and Serena Stapert, all of Cody.

Cremation has taken place. As he wished, private memorial services will be held at a later date. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.