Best Wishes

Thank you for adding your thoughts and stories remembering Peter.
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  • Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 11:42

    Thanks for all your condolences, best wishes and stories celebrating the life of my father. Your cards, prayers and postings here have been such a comfort to all of us.

    Now, the slow process of healing can begin. My mother will miss my father dearly. If you think of it, please reach out and email, call or write a little note. Contact me if you'd like to confirm that you have all the correct contact information for my mother.

    Once I retrieve the photos taken at the memorial service and the reception, I will post them in a menu item on the left.

    I originally developed this little memorial site to comfort myself when my father went into hospice. I never realized that it would contain testimonies of how many lives my father had touched.

    Rick Nashleanas

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 06:45

    Dear Eleanor, Rick, Marcia and Michael, My mother and my sister Cheri informed me of the recent loss of Peter. It seems as only yesterday that I watched you all get out of the car to visit your grandparents, the Shucks, who lived next door. Since mom moved from the neighborhood almost 2 years ago, we continue to drive through it, including where you all made your home on Irene St. How rich a life your father had...how many enjoyed his talents and how much you must all miss his presence. Know that my prayer is with you during this time. Fondly, Linda

  • Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 18:09

    My wonderful Dad, by example, taught me to be an organized, persistent, creative problem solver-sometimes referred to, by my loving husband, as a “stubborn Lithuanian”.

    My Dad was self-taught, determined, and hopeful. Whether he was studying for his Iowa Public Service or Sioux City Auditorium job, building our home on Irene Street, making home/vehicle repairs, taking the family on vacations; planting a garden or building model planes, he did things in a planned and meticulous manner. He also acknowledged and praised the quality work of others. He taught me that you didn’t have to perfect, just particular.

    When I was young he lovingly created a cardboard keyboard pattern to help me remember the letters of the piano keys; skillfully built a playhouse for me; guided me while I made a model of the moon for the science fair; taught me the basics of car maintenance; and showed me that a father not only provided for his family but helped with the household duties. And of course, he emphasized that education, particularly continuing education, was so important. Many times he would say that the day a person stops learning is that day he might as well throw in the towel. He reminded me that it was quite all right to have several jobs/careers in a lifetime.

    Well, Dad, I have not thrown in the towel. I’ve retired from 25+ years in education, married a beautiful man who is my friend, my lover, and my helper. I get a kick out of looking at the moon through my telescope; enjoy traveling by airplane, and take pride in finding creative ways to solve problems. Yes, I am your “stubborn Lithuanian”, Dad, and am proud of it. Thank you. Love, Marcia

  • Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 21:48

    I had the privilege of knowing Peter for several years as his chiropractor in Colorado Springs. I'll always remember the sparkle in his eye and the half-smile he got when he teased me or made a joke.

    I always admired Peter's grit, determination and can-do attitude. He was a member of the Greatest Generation and I will be forever grateful for his service to our nation during some of its darkest days.

    I will also be forever grateful to God for the privilege of being Peter's friend, for his trust in me, and for knowing such a fine man.

    God Speed, my friend. Well done.

    Dr. Jeff Henry

  • Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 21:48

    Pete was with me the first few years when I took over the job as director of the ccat Br....great and helpful man with a lot of knowlege , and even when he retired he would stop often to give us help and advice.....the world is a better place because of Pete and it was an honor to work with him and to know him as the man he was......Denny Gann

  • Friday, January 23, 2009 - 16:22

    Pete entered my life as the father of the man I love – a quiet, somewhat mysterious man so different from my own father. Over the years he became such an important part of my life in his own right.
    An early insight for me into Pete’s nature was at Rick’s and my wedding. My first dance with my new father-in-law was – of course! – a polka. Pete was not much of a talker, but what a polka dancer! Pete Nashleanas was a man of actions.
    My most vivid memories of Pete will always be of him in action. He showed his love and devotion to his family through action – helping R.J. or Patrick with a school project, making or fixing things around our office or home, rebuilding the steps at their home so that the stairs were easier for Eleanor.
    I continue to see Pete every day in Rick in what his father taught him about how to be a man – a husband, a father, a worker, a friend – a man of actions.
    Pat Nashleanas

  • Friday, January 23, 2009 - 13:08

    I wish I could have known my great grandfather better. He sounded like a wonderful, charming, and loving person. Im glad he is no longer suffering and is in a better place. God bless Peter and all the great things he has achieved. I will dedicate my next performance for Peter at Gov. School next Friday. My prayers go out to the rest of the Nashleanas family.

  • condolences
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 17:26

    Dear Eleanor and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will always remember how much Pete and you ment to our mother (Lena) also the many visits with Pete at the auditorium during hockey games. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Mary Stoneburg Sioux City

  • Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 15:05

    To the entire Nashleanas family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    I still remember the day when I got printer ink all over my hands a few days before prom, and Grandpa Nashleanas came to my aid with his bucket of chemicals and scrubbed the hot-pink ink off, as well as a layer of my skin.

    You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 14:54

    My wife Kathy O'Farrell, son Martin and grandson Randy (Pete'e great grandson) all send their heartfelt sorry to Mom, Rick, Marcia and the rest of the family and Dad's friends.

    Kathy has been a silent stength to me as memories of Dad come gushing out. Martin has been a strong ear when I've needed to be sad with my friend, my son. And Randy, away at school, is always attentive and interested when I talk about his great grandfather. This wonderful website will give him even greater insight into his roots. We all appreciate what Rick has done here.

    Mike Nashleanas