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Alyssa Carol Nevala

January 17, 1982 - January 2, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Alyssa Carol Nevala on Monday, January 2, 2023. Alyssa was born on January 17, 1982, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota weighing 2 pounds 3 ounces. Her strong will for life was evident from the very beginning.

She attended Virginia High School, graduating in 2001. Her love and expertise for computers and technology led her to a career in customer service as a representative for multiple online companies throughout her life. In 2003 she met Nathan Quist and together they had 3 children: Alex Roy (16), Isaiah Nathan (15) and Makenzie Elizabeth (13). Son Zachary James (11) was born in 2011, to father James Dunn. Alyssa’s greatest love, pride, joy and life’s purpose were her children. They were her entire world and inspiration. She loved her children deeply and completely. As a person who used a wheelchair, she had great compassion and understanding for those with disabilities and taught so many people how to overcome adversity.

Alyssa was preceded in death by her grandparents Ilmer and Helen Seppi and Roy and Alice Nevala.

She will be sadly missed by her parents Bruce and Carol Nevala; siblings Aaron (Bridgette) Nevala and Adam (Tina) Nevala; nieces and nephews Nick, Jacob, Keira, Nolan, and Jackson; aunts and uncles Don (Ruth Ann) Nevala, Jim (Donna) Seppi, Barbara Jacobson, Glenn Jacobson, Donna Seppi, and Scott Asbach; partner Keith Gould; along with many loving cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12th, 2023 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 901 4th St. S., Virginia, MN.



11 thoughts on “Alyssa Carol Nevala”

  1. Denny and Linda Nelson says:

    Carol and Bruce,
    We were so sorry to read about Alyssa. Life isn’t supposed to happen this way. Our hearts are with you.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In love and friendship,
    Denny and Linda

  2. Ray Rogers says:

    To the Nevala family, friends & kids, I will remember Alyssa our good times as our friendship. I will always remember her when she moved in Winston Court in Hibbing. With a warm smiles and having fun times together. I remember one year for her birthday sprayed Reddi whipping cream in Alyssa’s mouth and we were laughing so hard. We did a lot of great memories together by going out to eat, circus, movies, Vista Fleet Dinner Cruise, Adventure Zone in Duluth, concert, and hanging out with her and her kids. Our wheelchair racing at the DECC skywalk is one of my favorites moment together, just having a fun time and laughing together and also meeting each other at the boat show with her kids.
    It’s sadden to hear about her death. Thank you for being a good friend to me on this earth. I will miss her dearly. I cherished every one of those moment with Alyssa. Until we meet again. God will take care of her in eternity with no pain. and there’s no wheelchair in heaven… God Bless You, all! You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult times. Love, Ray Rogers

  3. Sam Evans Jr says:

    I know no words can ease your pain but please know Kennedy & I are thinking of you. We are so terribly sorry for your lost.

  4. Mary jo Smith says:

    So very sorry for the loss of Alyssa🥲Fond memories I have of her from working in the school & the friendship her & my daughter had! Classmates💕My heart goes out to her Children & Her Wonderful Parents🙏🙏Rest in Peace Alyssa 🙏💕

  5. Shannon Gunderson says:

    Dear ones, I’m so sorry with the loss of your beautiful daughter, Alyssa. May your treasured memories continue to comfort you now and in the days ahead-
    I’m very honored to be doing the music on Thursday- sending much love to you all. Shannon & Dale Gunderson❤️

  6. Kraig Nelson says:

    To the Nevala family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Alyssa so well, as I dated her back in the early 2000′ when I attended LSC in Duluth. My condolences to the family and her children as she will be deeply missed.

  7. Carol Novak Rettker says:

    Bruce, Iam so sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Bunky and Virginia Skarich says:

    Bruce, Carol and families, we send our deepest condolences on your loss. I know how much you gave of yourselves to her while she struggled. She mastered it. The most difficult part of our life’s journey is to lose a child. God bless you both.

  9. Rodney Beystrom says:

    Carol and Bruce and Family, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter Alyssa. May God’s love, comfort and presence surround you all during this time of sorrow and grief. May the cherished and wonderful memories of Alyssa bring you joy and strength as time progresses into the future. Much love and God’s Blessings to you all at this time and always, Rodney Beystrom

  10. Kris Anderson ( krenz) says:

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I remember babysitting Alyssa. She was such a kind hearted girl. I will always remember that orange flag flying on Alyssa’s wheelchair while she cruised down first street in Virginia. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

  11. Adam and Jenny Karr says:

    Wishing your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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January 12, 2023 at 11:00AM
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4th Street South, Virginia, MN, USA