Kathi Nelson Flisowski

September 30, 1958 - April 16, 2019
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Kathi Nelson Flisowski, 60, of Galveston, passed away at UTMB Hospital on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 

Kathi Lynn Nelson was born on Galveston Island, September 30, 1958, to George “Bookie” Nelson and Jane Giusti Nelson. Kathi grew up on the island, swimming, skiing, going to the beach, and spending time with family on camping trips and at water skiing tournaments. 

Kathi worked in the hospitality business for a little over 25 years. Most recently she was employed by Randall’s. She loved meeting and talking to new people. Kathi loved to have fun! She loved music, especially a good country song, loved spending time with friends, and loved laughing. She was forever the optimist and always believed that everything would work out. Kathi was brave and strong, kind and loving, and willing to help anyone. She loved her family and we loved her. She had a strong Catholic faith and loved attending mass. 

Kathi was the funny one, the jokester, the cheerleader, the one that made us laugh. We will miss her more than words can say. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harold and Madaline Nelson, maternal grandparents Lawrence and Geneva Giusti, her parents, sister Laura DuBose Musgrove, step siblings Adrianna DuBose Kirkland and Gary DuBose. 

She is survived by her daughter, Shanna Jane Kirl; sister, Georgia A. Nelson; “Sister Wife,” Kelly A. Gavin; nieces: LeAnn Crump, Maia Crump Warner, Viviana Gavin, and Regan Scheer; nephew, Adrian Tyler Bedard; stepsiblings, Niki DuBose and Walter DuBose; former husband, Johnny Ray Flisowski; stepson, Joeldan Flisowski; and numerous other family members and friends. 

Kathi’s family will receive visitors beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A service celebrating Kathi’s life will begin at 6:30 pm. 

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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: September 30, 1958
Died: April 16, 2019

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Jayne Davis posted on 4/29/19

Shanna, may your mother rest in peace and rise in glory. Please know that Lee and I are praying for you and your family. Our love.


Debbie harper posted on 4/23/19

In memory of Kathi Nelson Flisowski, Debbie harper lit a candle


Esther Werner posted on 4/23/19

In memory of Kathi Nelson Flisowski, Esther Werner lit a candle


Lethia Ann Fanuiel posted on 4/23/19

Shanna, please know you are in my prayers. May you be comforted by your memories of your life with your mother. God Bless you and your family. Lethia


F.Ward posted on 4/22/19

“ May God grant your family a measure of peace during this difficult time. His Word offers hope for those sleeping in death awaiting His call, as well those who mourn their loss. You are in my prayers.” Revelation 21:4, Job 14:14,15, John 5: 28,29,


Debbie Gurka posted on 4/22/19

Until we meet again sister-in-law. We will miss you. Thoughts and prayers for comfort in these hard times. Keep the special memories in your heart and she will always be with you. (Debbie)


Willie Windham posted on 4/22/19

Shanna, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry about your loss. Willie Windham (MoMo)


Joyce Ruark posted on 4/21/19

Will be missed gone to soon Fly hi lady toll me met again


Joyce Ruark posted on 4/21/19

In memory of Kathi Nelson Flisowski, Joyce Ruark lit a candle


Joyce Ruark posted on 4/21/19

So sad another friend taken before her time . Fly hi lady toll we met again . Joyce ( bones daughter)


tina g sandoval posted on 4/21/19

she will be missed dearly love yall prayers are with you at this time


Rosalie Daly posted on 4/20/19

My dear friend and twin...I say that because we learned one day that we were born on the same day and same hospital just a few hours apart. We always called ourselves crib sisters. I will miss you and that warm smile that we always exchanged. Fly high my friend and RIP .


Lynie posted on 4/20/19

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! Love you all!


Peggy Dodds posted on 4/20/19

R.I.P my dear friend my prayers are with the family she will be missed by many


Sharon posted on 4/20/19

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love you & you will be truly missed! Till we meet again fly high my friend!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️