Title: Steven Harn Redman
Title: SOURCE: Kirk Z Nestaval letter 24Feb1992, Recipient: Steven Harn Redman,Author Address: 302 Park Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58203
Author: Kirk Zack Nestaval
Publication: 24 Feb 1992
Title: SOURCE: Jerry E Nestaval letter 26Mar1992, Recipient: Steven HarnRedman, Author Address: 1311 Bloyd St., Kelso, WA 98626
Author: Jerry Edward Nestaval
Publication: 26 Mar 1992
Title: New Town Cemetery, State: North Dakota, County: Mountrail Co.
Page: Esther A. Nestaval (1910-2005) gravestone photograph
Author: Compiler: Find a Grave Inc.
Publication: New Town, 09 Mar 2014
Continued: Following information was received from Jerry E. Nestaval on 3/1992: Esther Alvina Halvorson moved to North Dakota with her parents in 1914when she was three years old. She had one brother, Lloyd, and foursisters, Thelma, Violet, Hildred, and Nerissa. She along with herbrother and sisters, attended Van Hook Public School. Esther met JohnTorkse in 1930 and also met Edward Nestaval. John Torkse moved to SouthDakota. Esther married Edward John Nestaval on September 25, 1932. Ed and Esther lived for a short time in Stanley, Williston, andWatford City, but they lived on a farm near Van Hook the majority oftheir married years. The farm was sold and is now under water due tothe Garrison Dam Project. They moved to New Town, a city that wasformed because of the flooding. Esther was a homemaker and also manageda cafe for a time. She also was employed at a women's dress shop in NewTown for a few years. Ed and Esther were married for 32 years untilEd's death on September 5, 1964. In the fall of 1967, Esther and John Torske met each other again.After renewing their acquaintance, they were married in Parshall, NorthDakota, on October 2, 1970. They lived in Esther's house in New Town.They sold their home in 1988 and moved into the Golden Manor Apartmentsin New Town. Esther's brother, Lloyd, passed away in the fall of 1990.Lloyd had left his house to Esther. John and Esther moved into theirnew home in the Winter of 1990. Esther had blonde/reddish hair and blueeyes.
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