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Nina Gelement

November 11, 1942 — September 22, 2021

Kalona-Nina Aleksceevna (Zholnerchuk) Gelement was born on November 11, 1942 in Haboviche, Belarus. The daughter of Zhornerlchuk Aleksey and Zhornelchuk Nadezhda. On November 7, 1962, she was united in marriage to Andrey Gelement in Haboviche, Belarus. They lived on a small farm and worked for a collective farm. They moved to the United States on August 17, 1989. Nina worked at Country Lane and later at Kalonial Town House. She enjoyed reading the Bible, gardening and loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. Nina passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 78 years.

Nina is survived by her Children; Nadezhda (Alexandr) Kazakovi and their children: Veronika, Angelina, Rozalia, Lubov, and Millana; Nikolay (Tatiana) Gelement and their children: Nicole, Nathaniel, Samuel and Juliana; Lyudmila (Christopher) Nafziger and their children: Sarah (Joshua) Fehrmann and their son Ashton and a baby on the way; Naomi Nafziger; Lyubov (Mikhail) and their children: Esther, Eve, Jeremyah, Evangelina and Joseph. A sister Sofia Vakulich and sister-in-law Yelena Zholnerchuk. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two baby sisters: Valentina and Mila, a sister Lyubov (Nikolay) Balanovich, a brother Evgeniy (Ekaterina) Zholnerchuk, a brother-in-law Boris Vakulich.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Sharon Bethel Church rural Kalona. Burial will be in Sharon Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home

504 12th St, Kalona, IA 52247

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