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Peter Nashleanas
Peter Nashleanas

SIOUX CITY -- Peter Nashleanas, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009.

Memorial services will be at the 7 a.m. Mass Monday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. Condolences may be sent online to www.nashleanas.com.

Peter was born in Sioux City on Aug. 25, 1921, the son of James and Constance (Zerolis) Nashleanas. He graduated from East High School in June 1939. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, 99th Troop Carrier Command, from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed in Weisbaden, Germany during World War II.

He and the former Eleanor R. Shuck were married in Sioux City on May 6, 1944, at St. Francis Church. He was employed with Iowa Public Service Company for 27 years. He also was employed as a Sioux City Auditorium building superintendent for eight years by the city of Sioux City. He was a registered refrigeration and hydronic engineer. The couple moved to Colorado Springs in 2000.

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While living in Sioux City, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hospitality Committee, the Men's Club, Carmel Guild and the American Legion Monahan Post 64. After moving to Colorado Springs, he was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. His childhood hobby of building model airplanes remained with him into adulthood.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two sons, Michael of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Rick and his wife, Patricia of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Marcia and her husband, Robert Rissler of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren, Martin, Michelle, R.J. and Patrick; and a sister-in-law, Em Shuck of Sioux City.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Adam; other brothers, Tony, Kenneth and Leon; and two sisters, Stephanie and Edna.

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