August 3, 1962 - December 29, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, for John Stanis Nentl, age 52, of St. Joseph who passed away on Monday December 29, 2014. Reverend Gregory Miller, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday at St. John the Baptist Parish Center in Collegeville and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Abbey Church. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

John was born on August 3, 1962 to Melvin and Madonna (Kulas) Nentl and raised in Holdingford. He graduated from Holdingford High School in 1980 where he was a varsity wrestler and football player. John’s love of wrestling continued as he coached and mentored young wrestlers for many years. He married Patty Zimmer on April 19, 1986. He was a loving father to Sara and Justin.

John was employed by Ben and Heidi Bias where he farmed throughout high school. He also worked for his father’s trucking company—Nentl Trucking, Viking Coke, Rubald Beverage, The Landing, Lange Trenching and Frito Lay for the past 27 years.

John is survived by his loving wife, Patricia “Patty” of St. Joseph; children, Sara (Matt Froehling) and Justin Nentl, both at home; mother, Madonna Nentl of Holdingford; siblings, Patricia Lynn (Steve) Schiller of Holdingford, Mark Nentl of Holdingford ,and Katie (Rick) Krebs of Shakopee; godchildren, Mary Kaye Wahl of Savage, Jason Klein of St. Joseph, Melissa Eisenschenk of Cold Spring, and Evan Acheson of Cold Spring; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Loretta and Roger Zimmer of St. Joseph; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Melvin Nentl of Holdingford; grandparents; godparents and his nephew, Nicolas Krebs.

John was kind-hearted and a generous individual who loved his family, storytelling, fishing, scuba diving, snowmobiling, camping, planting trees, bonfires, grilling, sharing beers and good laughs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.