Nedra Yvonne “Mickey” Distler, age 89, passed away on January 30, 2022, at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and aunt to many and will be tremendously missed.
Mickey was born in Van Wert, Ohio on December 21, 1932 to parents John B and Clarkie Krick. She is preceded in death by both parents, brothers Wilbur, Doyt, Bobbie, Lowell and sisters Cora, Evelyn, Lola, Fannie, Betty, Marjorie, Billie and Patty Ann. Family by marriage to Donald is Granddaughter Becky Anderson and Grandsons Sean Distler and Jason Distler.
Generous, kind, gracious and steadfast through life, those who knew and loved her enjoyed her wit and sense of humor. Mickey loved listening to Don read from the Bible during daily devotions. She also enjoyed painting (using almost any medium), her dolls, teddy bears and pets and especially time spent with family and friends.
Mickey is survived by her husband of 47 years Donald Distler, sons Dennis (Dana) Dixon and Harry Dixon. Grandchildren Pete (Amy) Dixon, Matt (Amy) Dixon, Nicole Dixon and Jennifer Dixon and 9 great-grandchildren plus two great-great-grandchildren. Family by marriage to Donald includes Allen Andersen, Debi Manning, Don (Sharon) Distler II, Chris (Shelley) Distler, Dave (Angel) Distler. Grandchildren Eric Andersen, Summer Couch, Donnie (Elizabeth) Distler, Stephanie (Lesley) Torsell, Jennifer (Sean) Burke, Brenden Distler, Branden Distler, Breanna Distler, Phillip Distler, Matt (Amanda) Distler, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Deanna Sierra who called Mickey “Grandma”.
For those wanting to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to: Grace Community Church (9755 N La Cholla Blvd Tucson, AZ 85742)