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Donald John NISLER

October 24, 1948November 10, 2020

Donald John Nisler, 72, a resident of Snohomish, passed away November 10, 2020. Donald was born October 24, 1948 to George and Verona Nisler in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He was raised on a dairy farm near Charlesburg, Wisconsin. Later he would graduate from Chilton High School and go onto serve in the US Navy. He would earn an Associate Degree in Electronics from Oshkosh Technical College, Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin in Madison, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He enjoyed a long career in medical device design and software design. He is survived by his wife, Laurel, his sons, Robert and Brian. Grandchildren: Aiden, Desmond, Aspyn, Bryden, Chevylynn, Dinnyn. His siblings: Carol Bekkers, Joanne Plamann, Virginia Schneider, David Nisler, Daniel Nisler, Patricia Nisler and Dennis Nisler.



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Gina Kelly

November 23, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Don on several projects in my career. He was a visionary in the ultrasound industry and developed products that made a huge impact on healthcare. He will be missed by his colleagues.

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Joseph Minardi

November 23, 2020

Worked with Don on several projects through the years. Very forward thinking, great vision.
Besides his wisdom and skill in our field, great person to work with, very patient, practical, honest.
We will miss him

Beth Cadigan

November 22, 2020

I always remember Don as a gracious spirit present at all the ultrasound meetings from AIUM to SCUF. He came out to Albany, NY when we initial embarked on our Qpath adventure. He walked both myself and my then novice IT team through the process. He answered countless questions and was always of assistance. Some people are just kindred spirits... Don was one of these.

Christine Butts

November 20, 2020

I was so sad to see this. Don helped us set up our first ultrasound archiving system years ago. He was such a kind and patient man, traveling to New Orleans and walking us through everything. I don’t know how many times I called him frustrated about not being able to work out something with the system and he always walked me through it.
My condolences

Tom & Patty Bekkers

November 19, 2020

Even though we did not see Uncle Don very often due to the distance between us, we were always touched by the time he took to visit over the years when we would gather at a summer camping reunion. One unique memory of Uncle Don was at one of the summer reunions when he had a freak accident and fractured his arm while pitching the softball in a non competitive/contact situation. He loved his sports!! Uncle Don always shared how dedicated he was to caring for his family as he loved them so much and strived to help give them every opportunity possible in order to succeed in life. Aunt Laurel, Bob and Brian, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you strive to make sense of Uncle Don's sudden death and find some sense of peace as he is enjoying the promise of everlasting life. Until we meet again!!

Shawna Faris

November 19, 2020

Don was an inspiration. I am so happy I was able to spend this last year getting to know him and learning from him. He was always willing to jump in and help and had a truly wonderful sense of humor. I will always remember meeting Don in Ohio on my first day at Exo and him offering to sit in the middle seat of our small rental and the time he offered to take me to HIMMS and show me the ropes. I also treasure the time Andy, Don and I grabbed a beer in Redwood City and I got carded. Don's laugh and passion for Mars and space will always be remembered. Miss you!

Tanya Specht

November 18, 2020

Don was such a bright light in this world. His laughter and love for life was infectious and I am so thankful for the time we were able to work together. You will be missed incredibly by myself and so many. Rest in peace my friend. My deepest condolences to Don's family.

Srikar Adhikari

November 17, 2020

I have known Don for more than 10 years. It was a pleasure working with him. He is well known in the emergency ultrasound community for his vision, creativity, and innovation. I am indebted to him for his contributions to the specialty. He will be deeply missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Kevin Piro

November 17, 2020

Don truly impacted the world of POCUS and helped myself and other clinicians figure out ways that we could better care for our patients. He left a legacy of patients who benefited from doctors who used POCUS and may not have had a clue about the amount of thought, ingenuity, and care that Don put into his work. I am just so appreciative of his dedication and am grateful to have been able to work with him.

Robert Strony

November 17, 2020

I worked with Don over the last 10 years. He was a visionary in Point of Care Ultrasound and helped numerous physicians like me take better care of our patients. I was truly blessed to have known him and call him a true friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed. I will miss our conversations on making what might be possible....possible.


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