Evelyn Ameera Nies
- May 25, 2012 - May 27, 2012
- Gregory, South Dakota
of Evelyn's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family will direct memorials to the Alpha Center.
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“May God bring you all the peace that only He can in this most difficult time.
Until you see Evelyn again, may God keep her close in your hearts. My...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Werries - Litchfield, IL
“Jared and Sarah,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will always be your "precious daughter",
Mike...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Candy and Mike Overby - SD
“It was an honor to meet you both Jared and Sarah. Little Evelyn was certainly loved by her parents. May God wrap His loving arms around you for...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Deb Mohr - Sioux Falls, SD
“Jared, Sarah,Timothy and families, the tragic news of your daughters passing is devastating. Reading the obituary in the BH Pioneer was heart...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Merlin & Judi Larsen - SD
“Jared and Sarah,
I don't think you know us but we know your parents. I am a school attorney.
Our hearts ache for you drawing peace from the...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Tom and Esther Harmon - Pierre, SD
“Pastor Jake and I are praying for you and your family. We know this is a very diffcult time for you in the loss of your daughter. You are in our...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Pastor Jake and Diane Jacobsen - SD
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Be assured that Evelyn is home with our heavenly Father. May this thought provide you...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pat & Cindy from Zion - IL
“Pastor, Sarah, and Timothy:
My heart is heavy for your loss. My mortal mind is confused with questions. My faith is the strength that assures me...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Schoenefeld Family - Burke, SD
Evelyn Ameera Nies was born to Rev. Jared and Sarah Nies of Gregory, SD on May 25, 2012 at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls. She was the couple's first daughter and granddaughter on both sides of the family. She arrived at 5:34 pm and was washed in the waters of Holy Baptism by her daddy after she was stabilized. Evelyn was born very ill and taken to the NICU. Evelyn was held by her parents for the last few hours of her life and passed away peacefully in her mother's arms Sunday morning, May 27. The promises of God's forgiveness and salvation in the baptism in which Evelyn now sleeps will one day be fully revealed at the coming of Christ. In the promises of Christ and the power of the cross and the empty tomb the family is comforted and rests.
Evelyn is deeply loved and missed by her parents Jared and Sarah Nies and her big brother Timothy of Gregory; her grandparents, Walter and Kathleen Hintz of Dearborn, MI; and Lester and Kristen Nies of Spearfish, SD; great grandparents Jean Hintz of Dearborn, MI; and Darrel and Phyllis Erickson of Rapid City, SD; aunts and uncles Amy and Brian Peck of Indianapolis, IN; Mindy Hintz of Dearborn, MI; Eric and Michelle Nies and their son Elijah of Belle Fourche, SD; and Jason Nies of Spearfish, SD.
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For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God:
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
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A funeral service for Evelyn Ameera Nies was held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory with Reverend Nabil S. Nour officiating. Reverend Nour's message was titled "Princess in God's Garden" with scripture taken from Isaiah 55:8-12.
Music was provided by Melanie Hannahs, organist. Congregational songs were "I'm Jesus' Little Lamb," "Now the Vault of Heaven Resound," "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," "God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It," "By Grace I'm Saved," and "Jesus Lives! The Victory Won."
Marla Meyer was in charge of registration. Flower attendants were Kristi Roeder and Billi Jean Colford.
Casket bearer was Eric Nies (Baptismal Godfather).
Honored guests were the Mitchell Circuit Pastors.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Gregory, SD.