Nina Marie Bainer

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January 11, 1928 ~ May 4, 2021

Born in: Williamsburg, Kansas
Resided in: Fremont, California

Nina Marie Bainer, a resident of Fremont since 1961, passed away on May 4, 2021 in Redding, California. Nina was born on January 11, 1928 near Williamsburg, KS to Lloyd and Emeline Robbins, one of seven children. Her early years were spent on the family farm near Pomona, KS. In 1945, she was married to Loren Vincent Bainer, who proeceded her in death in January 2011. She was also preceded in death by her three sons, Robert Ward, Jeffrey Alan and Michael Loren, her parents, three sisters, a brother and one son-in-law. Survivors include two daughters, Shari Lejsek (Chuck) of Shingletown, CA, Cynthia Dwinells (James) of Austin, TX and one son, Scott Bainer (Lisa) of Annandale, VA; two sisters, Mabel Gilliland and Shirley Simmons, both from Kansas, brother-in-law Philip Bainer of Astoria, OR and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, all of whom were the light of her life.


Nina was basically a homemaker but also worked at Washington High School as secretary to the principal from 1970 until her retirement in 1996. Both she and Loren enjoyed traveling and were fortunate to be able to travel extensively before his death. Nina found much pleasure in being able to continue traveling. She treasured her many friends from around the globe, still keeping in touch with them.


Honoring her request, services and burial were private family only. Arrangements were handled by Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels and she was laid to rest with her husband and sons at Irvington Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, CA. Remembrances may be made to Life Elder Care, 39055 Hastings St. #208, Fremont, CA 94538 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may also be sent to the family in care of Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.

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  1. CandleNina was and still is an inspiration to me. She always seemed to have a positive outlook and continued to stay active. We enjoyed spending time with her at family holidays. It was a privilege to have known Nina.

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