Beverly “Bev” J. Nemitz


Beverly “Bev” Jean Nemitz, 76, of Trempealeau, died Friday, February 16, 2024, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville, with her daughter at her bedside. 

Beverly was born December 19, 1947, to Vernon Raymond Emmons and Ruth Elvira (Dale) Emmons of Galesville, at St. Anne’s Hospital in La Crosse. She graduated from Healy Memorial High School in Trempealeau in 1966, and married Rick Nemitz, September 9, 1967.

Her nickname of Bevie came from her granddaughter, Skyla, who called her that when she was learning to talk. The name stuck, being used by all of Skyla’s, Brandi’s, and Sean’s friends. Bev graduated from UW-L with a teaching degree in Physical Education and Health. She obtained a second degree in Nursing from Winona State University several years later. Bev spent her entire nursing career at Gundersen Health System in the Post Partum and Nursery areas. Declining health forced her into early retirement.

Bev loved sports, swimming, bowling and playing softball, even when she was seven months pregnant. She was a Brewers, Packers and Badgers fan as well as a huge fan of Gale Ettrick-Trempealeau High School sports. She also loved music, especially Christmas music. Bev sang for many years in the La Crosse Choral Union and the Coulee Region Gospel Choir.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Rick of Trempealeau; daughter, Brandi Nemitz of Trempealeau; and granddaughter, Skyla McGrane of Madison. She is further survived by siblings: Ruth M. Barton, Roger (Virginia) Emmons, Kathleen (Wayne) Meunier, Jim Emmons and John Emmons; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

She was predeceased by her son, Troy Nemitz in 1989; son, Sean Nemitz in 2022; her parents; niece, Renee Walters; and nephew, Dan Walters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Galesville, with Reverand Paul Sannerud officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wozney-Killian Funeral Home of Arcadia is assisting the family.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Marinuka Manor and Mayo Hospice for the excellent care provided for Bev as well as their support in helping help us get through this difficult time.

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