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Trudy Nilges

Trudy K. Nilges

Wednesday, May 10th, 1950 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Memorial services for Trudy K. Nilges age 68 of Blair, NE will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE. Private family interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the family.

Trudy passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at CHI-Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, NE.

Trudy Kay (Braun) Nilges was born on May 10, 1950 at West Point, NE to Edward and Alta (Paasch) Braun. She grew up in Wisner and attended Wisner Public Schools.

On June 4, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lonnie Nilges at the United Methodist Church in Wisner, NE. The couple lived in Wisner, where Trudy helped run the lunch counter at the bowling alley with her mother-in-law Dorothy Meyer and they later operated the Jewel Café together. Trudy later worked in the cafeteria at Wisner-Pilger High School.

In 1986, the family moved to Blair, NE, where Trudy did in home daycare for many years and later worked for Huntel before being forced to retire due to health issues.

Trudy enjoyed camping, going to movies, bowling, traveling, playing cards, trips to the casino, and family gatherings.

Survivors include-
Daughter- Brenda Stewart of Omaha, NE and sons-Tarron and Kershaun
Son- Jeff Nilges and Shawna Novak of Blair, NE and family-Alexa, Avery, Addy, Alexandra and Aniston

Sisters- Betty Eschliman of Wisner, NE
Judy and Raymond Buhrman of Fremont, NE
Brother-Melvin and Judy Braun of Wisner, NE
Sisters-in-law- Shirley Braun of Escalon, CA
Tami and Jeff Rabe of Wisner, NE
Brothers-in-law- Barry and Roxanne Meyer of Wisner, NE
Doug Nilges of Pender, NE.

Trudy was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Lonnie Nilges, siblings-Harold Braun, Clifford Braun, Roseann Simms, Mary Braun, Ardel Braun, Arlene Braun and Delwin Braun.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Christ Lutheran Church
    517 8th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Christ Lutheran Church
    517 8th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Interment

    Wisner Cemetery
    Address Not Available
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Dorothy Williamson (Willie's widow)

Posted at 08:20am
Prayers and thoughts.

Larry and Kristie Hefling & Avery Novak

Posted at 09:38am
With deepest sympathy, Trudy was one special lady and will forever be remembered in our hearts.
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Posted at 09:51am
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Posted at 09:04am
God bless your soul Trudy and rest in peace with Lonso! Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to all your family! With love: The Duncan's
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Jeanne Clayton

Posted at 11:00pm
Aunt Trudy, whenever we were together there was love and laughter! You will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you!!

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