Giving the gift of comfort

Members of the Don and Nancy Kistler family gather with Custer Regional Hospital leaders and physicians. Seated, from left, are Mary Anne Krogh and Don Kistler; second row, Shirley Climenti, Dr. Lisa Brown, Michelle Kistler, Dr. Joy Falkenburg, Donale Walker, Eileen Pendleton; back, Jim Krogh, Larry Walker, Frank Kistler, Veronica Schmidt and Dr. Heath Waddell.
The entire family knew who should get the final gift. It was around Christmastime 2014 when 73-year-old Nancy Kistler of Custer first received radiation and chemotherapy treatments for throat cancer. Complications of pneumonia later brought her to the emergency department of Custer Regional Hospital, where, according to her daughter, Donale Walker, she “fell in love” […]