Gerald Hubert Nilges, 74, of Koeltztown, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 15, 1948, in Jefferson City, the son of Frank and Anna (Holterman) Nilges.
He was united in marriage on August 20, 1966, in Jefferson City to Mary Dorine Heimericks who survives at the home.
Gerald worked on the family farm raising livestock and worked at the Interstate Regional Stock Yards and Miller County Regional Stockyards. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown and a board member of the Argyle/Koeltztown Volunteer Fire Department. Gerald enjoyed crappie fishing, prairie dog hunting, and was proud to have traveled with his wife Mary to all 50 states.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Nilges, Koeltztown; four children, David (Simone) Nilges, Spanaway, WA; Michael (Cara Sankey) Nilges, Koeltztown; Joyce (Doug) Branson, Koeltztown; Donald (Veronica) Nilges, Koeltztown; 12 grandchildren, Mindy (Rodney) Bax, Katie (Austin) Elder, Jeremy (Katie) Nilges, Gavin Nilges, Kaleb Nilges, Kody (Taylor Dudenhoeffer) Nilges, Kristopher (Courtney) Nilges, Amanda Branson, Jacob (Shelby Wulff) Branson, Thad (Megan Becker) Nilges, Gabriel Nilges, Carly Nilges, and a bonus granddaughter, Sarah (Dakota) Klingele; and 12 great-grandchildren, Paige Bax, Christina Bax, Rachel Bax, Sage Nilges, Haidyn Elder, Harper Elder, Hudson Nilges, Alexander Nilges, Jaxon Nilges, Wyatt Nilges, Landon Nilges, Larson Klingele, and baby boy Branson due later this year.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandsons, Sean Nilges and Cole Nilges.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes in Westphalia with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown with the Rev. Basil Tigga officiating.
Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Argyle/Koeltztown Fire Department.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Westphalia. trimblefunerals.com
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