Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Scott E Nisely

Marshalltown, Iowa

September 30, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
48 Army SSG

National Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry

Iowa Falls, Iowa

 Killed in Al Asad, Iraq, when their vehicle received small arms fire during security operations.

SFC Scott Nisely, 48

SFC Scott Nisely, 48, United States Army, United States Marines, of (street address removed for privacy) Marshalltown, was killed in action near Al Asad, Iraq, on Sept. 30, 2006.

Funeral services and a celebration of Scott’s life will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Marshalltown, with Pastor Dick Sipe officiating. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow in the church hall. Friends may call at the church from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday where he will lie in state with military escort. He will be laid to rest in Syracuse, Neb. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Armed Forces. Memorial funds may be directed in his memory to Pinnacle Bank in Marshalltown. For condolences, visit www.mitchellfh.com Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Scott and his family. May God Bless America.

Born on July 5, 1958, in Nebraska City, Neb., he was one of four children born to J.C. and Norma Jean (Gore) Nisely. He was raised in Syracuse, Neb., and graduated from high school there in 1976. He attended Doane College in Crete, Neb., on a track and cross-country scholarship and received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. While at Doane College, he met his future wife Geri Cecetka. The two were united in marriage on April 17, 1982, in Omaha. Since Scott was enlisted in the United States Marines Reserves while in college and entered the Officers Commission in May 1981, the couple resided in many communities including Kaneohe Bay MCAS, Hawaii, Quantico, Va., Camp Lejuene, N.C., and Des Moines, where he was last stationed as active duty Marines Major and then reservist. Scott served in Desert Storm and the couple moved to Marshalltown in 1994. He was employed at the Iowa Veterans Home for one year and then the United States Post Offices in Marshalltown, Ames and Des Moines. SFC Nisely enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and was called to the Sinai Peninsula on a Peace Keeping Mission with the1-133rd Infantry Battalion Charlie Company, Iowa Falls. One year later, he went to Iraq. On Oct. 6, 2006, he would have been there one year and received Sergeant First Class posthumously.

Scott was a member of First Baptist Church, played drums in the music ministry, Shaw Tae Kwan Do in Marshalltown, collected GI Joes, and trained at the Y. He will be fondly remembered for his patriotism, love of family, living and breathing the military, his sense of humor and jokes, positive attitude and compassion. He will be greatly missed by many and his memory treasured by those he protected.

Left to honor his memory are his loving wife Geri; daughter Sarah (Nate) Swinton of Ames; son Justin (Andrea) Nisely of Greeley, Colo.; his parents J.C. and Norma Jean Nisely of Syracuse, Neb.; brothers Jay “Skeet” (Vicki) Nisely of Lincoln, Neb., Pat (Ellen) Nisely of Lincoln, Neb. and Bob (Marlene) Nisely of Denver, Colo.; nephews Jason (Audra) and Brandon (Mandy); family members on his wife’s side; cousins; and a host of friends and comrades.

In death he has rejoined his grandparents.

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