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Elyjah James Nehman

July 25, 2019 - July 25, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Elyjah James Nehman

Elyjah James Nehman

Born: July 25, 2019
Died: July 25, 2019
Age: 0

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     Elyjah James Nehman, the infant son of Rhys Nehman and Rebecca Updike passed away on Thursday, July 25 at the Spencer Hospital. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Glenda Updike, and great-grandfather, Robert Tesch; paternal great-grandfather, Dennis Gilleland, and great-uncle Tim Swalve; several great-aunts and great-uncles.

     Left to cherish Elyjah’s memory are his parents, Rhys Nehman and Rebecca Updike of Spencer; one sister, Skylan; maternal grandparents, Roger and Brenda Updike of Spencer, paternal grandparents, Joan Nehman and Craig Tesch of Everly, IA; 3 aunts, Kimberly (John) Updike of Spencer, Jessica Updike (fiancé, Angelo) of Sioux City, IA, and Alexis (Gifford) Massie of North Platte, NE; 3 uncles, Eric (Sara) Nehman of Royal, IA, Caine Nehman of Royal, IA, and Nathan Tesch of Everly, IA; maternal great-grandparents, Roger Updike Sr. of Marcus, IA, Roger and Frances Swalve of Arnolds Park, IA, paternal great-grandparents, Monica Gilleland of Bartlesville, OK, Marlis Tesch of Everly, IA; 11 cousins, Tia, Starr, Jake, Rylee, Harper, Logan, Andyn, James, Zoey, Brexlee, and Malaki; many great-aunts; great-uncles; god-parents, Jason Mozena and Carissa Essick; other relatives; and many family friends.

Funeral services will take place 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 30, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen

Eric Nehman
Kimberly Updike


Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
"Gone Away" Five Finger Death Punch
"Dancing In The Sky" Dani and Lizzy
"Jesus Loves Me" Congregation
Private, at a later date.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:20 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers for comfort and healing. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:29 PM
“Becky and Rhys,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you.
- Robyn Miller
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“Thoughts of you, sending our sincere condolences Grma Brenda, Grpa Roger and entire family for the loss of your precious loved one...Praying Jesus wraps His loving arms around you all giving Strength, Comfort and a Peace that only HE can give thru this difficult time...(((Hugs))) Judy and Clayton”
- Judy/Clayton Henrichsen
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you for strength during this time after an unimaginable loss! ”
- Ashley Jones
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 9:04 AM
“I am terribly sorry to hear about this ! My prayers are with all of you ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:49 AM
“So sorry for the loss of your son. Our prayers go out to you guys.”
- Kyle and Tina Nehman
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:49 AM
“Sorry for your loss Rhys. Thinking about you and your family! ”
- Shannon Butler
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 4:03 PM
“So sorry for your loss your family is in my prayers.”
- Sue Groth
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:33 PM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Aimee clark
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“Becky ”
- Melanie Weeston
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“Oh Becky I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Mark Pearson
Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 8:16 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love you guys!”
- Michelle Stough
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 4:14 PM
“Rhys and Becky, you are both in my thoughts and prayers! I love you both and pray you receive peace and comfort during this time and in the time to come.”
- Tracey Gilleland
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