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LeRoy Louis Nilges

August 19, 1938 — September 29, 2020

LeRoy Nilges, 82, formally of North Sioux City passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Elk Point, SD.

Due to Covid restrictions the family will have a private funeral service. Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

LeRoy Louis Nilges, the son of Jacob and Mary Nilges, was born on August 19, 1938 in Pender, NE. He attended school at Pender, NE.

He was united in marriage to Carmen Meier on October 7, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender, NE. The couple made their home in Pender, Elk Point, SD, Riverland Estates, and McCook Lake. They wintered in the Villages, FL. LeRoy was a prominent business owner in North Sioux City, purchasing Miller Liquor Store in 1976. Their son John and his wife Sharon continue the business today. He was a very proud, hard-working businessman but never missed a family activity. He was married to Carmen, his one-love, for 55 years.

LeRoy enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling, boating, trading stocks, and cheering on the Huskers and Chiefs. He also loved making bonfires on the beach for the family. He was very devoted to his Catholic faith and inspired everyone around him to be faithful.

LeRoy is survived by his children, John, and his wife Sharon Nilges of Dakota Dunes. They have three children, Andrew, Michael, and Kathryn. Andrew is married to Erin with a son Bennett Leroy and Daughter Zoe. They live in Wynstone Estates. His daughter, Anne and her husband Edward Prince of Olathe, KS have three children Lillian, John Henry, and Isabel. LeRoy has one sibling out of 7 still living, his sister, Mary Ann VonSeggern of Wisner, NE.

The family would like to thank the staff at Welcove Assisted Living, in Elk Point, SD. Especially Bob and Paulette, for all their support. They also want to recognize Siouxland Hospice for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Care of Siouxland at 309 Cook Street Sioux City, IA 51103
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