Jessica Erin (Holtmeier) Nabity

Born: Fri., Dec. 9, 1977
Died: Mon., Jan. 27, 2014


9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Location: Harman Wright Mortuary

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2014

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church-Diller

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Jessica Erin (Holtmeier) Nabity, 36, died surrounded by her loving family on January 27, 2014.  She was born December 9, 1977 at Beatrice, Nebraska to Joel and Linda (Folkerts) Holtmeier.  Jessica graduated from Diller High School in 1996 and from the University of Nebraska in 2002.  She was employed with Celerion in the computer department from 1997 until the time of her death.  She married Paul Stanley Nabity on January 11, 2014 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Diller, NE.  Jessica loved her cats, sports, movies, reading and spending time with family, especially her beloved nephews and niece.

She is survived by her husband, Paul of Lincoln, NE; stepdaughter, Ciara Howie of Fremont, NE; parents, Joel and Linda Holtmeier of Diller, NE; sisters, Tina Graves and husband Drew of Bloomington, IN, Sara Lucking and husband Brandon of Lincoln, NE; grandparents, LeRoy and Darlene Folkerts of Beatrice, NE; nephews and niece Liam and Kendall Graves and Kyler Lucking; brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law; Patrice and Jim Lippert of Omaha, NE, Lori and Anthony Calub of Omaha, NE, Lisa Nabity of Omaha, NE, Mary and Craig Epifiano of College Station, TX, Robert Nabity of Florida, Kevin and Debra Nabity of Polk City, Iowa, Brian and Linda Nabity of Palmyra, NE and Jim and Kathleen Nabity of Arvada, CO; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and coworkers.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Gerald and Grace Holtmeier, Marian Bigalk and Parents-in-law Ernest and Margaret Nabity.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Diller, NE with Pastor Mark Liscom, officiating.  Burial will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller, NE.  Visitation will be held at the Harman-Wright Mortuary Thursday 9am-9pm with the family greeting friends from 5:30-7pm Thursday evening. A register book is also available online at for messages of condolence.   A memorial has been established to the Family’s Choice with the mortuary in charge.  Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

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Sue Flynn
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
To the Family and Friends of Jess,

I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathy and condolences for your loss. Jess was a wonderful person and is truly in a great place now! She will continue to be with you through your memories and you will see her again one day!

God Bless,
Sue Flynn

Pat Curl
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
This is my favorite verse I hold to, I hope it gives you confort too
1 Thess 4:13-18
I will miss her! But this verse is the promise that we all be together again.

My thoughts and prayers are will you all

Mackenzie Long
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
I remember when Jessica interviewed me back in 2003 for my very first professional job at MDS (now Celerion). She was all smiles and so friendly that I just assumed I had the job at the end of the interview. When I asked "When do I start?" she had to gently remind me that it was a competitive process and they'd get back to me in a couple of weeks. Even though I put my foot in my mouth, she made me feel so comfortable that I knew it'd be ok. Luckily, she hired me anyway! This is how I'll always remember Jessica. She is one of the most gentle, kind, non-judgmental, and genuine people I've ever met. She is gone too soon, but she will never be forgotten. My condolences to the family and friends who've lost such a wonderful person to this terrible disease. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sarah Pickersgill
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
My deepest condolences to Jess's family and friends for the loss of such a lovely young woman. She inspired everyone who came into contact with her and was a joy to work with. I will miss her greatly

Sheila Henson
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014

MIXED FRUIT BASKET was sent by Sheila, Pam, Roxanne .

Drew and Tina Graves + Family, Our warmest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sister, Jessica. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort. With love, The HNT Indiana Family

Jeanie (Jurgens) Workman
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Sending condolences to your family. I did not know Jessica but I am so glad you have the memories of your years with her, including the wedding. She will always be a part of you.

Amy Polivka
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Jess had such a wonderful "bubbly" personality that you instantly liked her. I didn't get to know her as closely as others at Celerion did, but we would have our nice little chats waiting for our lunch to warm up or refilling our water in the lunch room. I will really miss those, and miss her warm sweet smile.

Jess, her new husband and her whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Kathy Baete
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Linda and Joel,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was unaware of what was happening in your family until I saw the article in the newspaper about the wedding. I'm so happy that you and your family were able to see this special moment for Jessica. I cannot begin to imagine how hard this must be for you and your entire family. May God Bless you all!

Megan Hamilton
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Megan.

May the Lord be with you all and may he provide you comfort and peace. With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Megan & Mark Hamilton and Joyce & Alanna Beckman

Aaron Aupperle
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Jess and Paul met at a red, white, and pink Valentine's Party that my partner and I had one year. I will never forget how happy they looked together, and how complete they made each other. My sincerest condolences go out to all the family and friends who loved her well. Much love, Aaron Aupperle

Elizabeth (Bures) Barkoudah
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
My favorite memories of Jessica was playing softball in the summer. That was probably my favorite season that year. We had so much fun and created a friendship even though we were from different towns. She had the best, up-beat personality. She remained true to that throughout her life. I'm so very sorry for your loss and am praying for you.

Shari Bergmeier
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
Joel and Linda,
I was so heart broken when I heard about your Jessica. I'm so very sorry for your tremendous loss. When you lose someone so precious it's like a piece of your heart has been torn out, leaving a large void. Time slowly builds a bridge across this void, making it easier to cross, but the void will always be there. Jessica will never be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your families and many friends.
Love, Shari

Kevin Nabity & family
   Posted Tue January 28, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I would have had a chance to get to know Jessica better as she appeared to be a wonderful loving thoughtful kind person.

You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.


James Barnes
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Jess was an amazing person whom I am grateful to have known. She left this world far to early but I will remember her as the thoughtful, caring person she was.

Robert Nabity
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
Wish I would have had the chance to meet Jessica. I know that you loved her very much. It is such a blessing to know someone that you love and love's you back with all their heart. I will keep you both in my prayers.
Love, Robert

Dave Harms
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the Holtmier Family. May God Bless each of you in this time of sorrow.

Kristin Clark
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Jess was an amazing person and friend who touched every one she met. I am thankful for all the fun we had together and for our friendship through so many years. She will always be in my heart and in my thoughts. All my love, Kris

Christy Neumann
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Christy Neumann, Amy Wagner, Becky Moffat, and Heidi Oman .

We feel so blessed to have had your friendship all of these years. Your smile lit up our lives and your selfless, loyal, kind, free spirit will be with us forever. We look forward to the day we will reunite in heaven. Until then you will be forever in our hearts. Love, Christy, Amy, Becky, and Heidi

Sharon Bradford
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
To all family members of Jess, I am so sorry for your loss. I have worked with Jess for a long time at Celerion and will greatly miss her. She was a wonderful, caring person. Her smile always made the room a lot brighter when she entered it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Lori (Nabity) Calub & Family
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Paul - I am so sorry. Even though we only knew Jessica from our brief get-togethers, I was glad to call her my sister-in-law. I remember how much fun we all had last June at that College World Series game. Jessica especially liked the air conditioned suite. It doesn't lessen the grief now but those experiences and memories are special and live on.

My sympathies with you and the Holtmeier family.
Love, Lori

Kim Holtmeier
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Joel & Linda:
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

   Posted Thu January 30, 2014



Scott Deckert
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Scott Deckert.

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Jessica will be greatly missed. Scott, Kjersti, Norah, and Maren Deckert (Celerion)

Mary Nabity
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you all. I feel blessed to have known Jessica for even a brief period of time. She was so sweet and caring. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary, Craig, and Remy

Carol (Wollenburg) Meyer
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss and send thoughts and prayers for your peace & strength. May God Be With You All. . .

Carol Wollenburg Meyer

Kim Lawson
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved taking care of Jessica when she came into the office. I sat and stared at the lovely photo her of her on this website, her beautiful blue eyes and sassy auburn hair, she'll make a beautiful angel. I want her husband to know how amazing he was to honor Jessica by marrying her. She was loved and will be loved by family and friends forever. God Bless. Kim

Cindy Sorensen
   Posted Fri January 31, 2014
Dear Paul and family,

Sending heartfelt condolences during this very difficult time. May the fond memories of your loved one be with you always and may God give you strength and peace. Take one day at a time and let your faith, friends and family help you through this.

My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Cindy Sorensen
(Paul and I worked together in the micro testing lab at Pfizer)

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (NIV)

Psalm 59:17
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. (NIV)

Matt Harris
   Posted Fri January 31, 2014
I'm so glad I got to meet Jessica. It truly was an honor being a part of her and Paul's wedding. Meeting her family and friends lets me know she had a full and happy life even though it was shorter than any of us expected. My condolences to Paul, Jessica's family and friends, and the number of people who I'm sure had their lives touched by her.

Carol and Charles Epifanio
   Posted Fri January 31, 2014
As part of the extended Nabity family, we are saddened by your loss. I have no doubt that such a beautiful woman leaves many beautiful memories that will bolster you in this most difficult time. We offer our condolences to Paul, to Jessica's family, and to all of the Nabity family.
Carol and Charles Epifanio, (Mary Nabity and Craig Epifanio)

Brenda Claassen
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
Dear Holtmeier and Nabity families,
Jess has to be one of the most pleasant, happy and intelligent gals I've had the pleasure to know and work with. I am sorry to have missed her services & to say goodbye. I find great comfort and peace in the following poem:
A New Beginning
'If you were to tell me that death is where we end, I would have to tell you that to me it is but a beginning. If you were to tell me that death would bring great sadness to those that hold me dear, I would have to tell you to wipe all tears away. For if you listen carefully, you'll hear my voice, ever so softly, telling of the joy I've found. You'll feel my touch, gentle as the softest breeze, when you need reassurance. And, when these whose lives I've touched say a phrase or make a gesture that reminds you of me, you'll know that parts of me still live on. As you live your life, please do so in love and happiness, knowing that I will be there to share it with you. For in passing, I have shed my earthly cloak adn my soul has taken flight.' ~Lynn Galovich
Memories will keep her in your heart forever. Many blessings~ *Brenda

Lois (Holtmeier) Wattjes
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014
While I did not know Jess personally, I know her as the daughter of cousin Joe and wife Linda and know she came from a great, caring family. Family is important to all the Holtmeier's and I am so sorry for her much too early departure. May you know our sincere loving thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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