Donald Nilius Sr.

Nilius, Donald, Sr.

Knoxville, IA. Preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shirley (Bourg); his parents, Charles, Sr. and Olga (Wires); and 3 brothers, Gerald, Eugene "Bud" and James. Survived by his children, Dan (Raye) Nilius, South Carolina, Don, Jr. (Ali) Nilius, Knoxville, Linda Klootwyk, Wisconsin, Toni (Jerry) Pitt, Knoxville, Sherry (Bob) Bates, Knoxville and Shawn (Michele) Nilius, Florida; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; his brother, Charles (Phyllis) Nilius, Jr., Nebraska; in-laws, Joyce Nilius, Nebraska, Pat Nilius, Nebraska, Mary Alice Nilius, California, Ronald Bourg, Nebraska, Donald (Peggy) Bourg, Nebraska, Lois Schneiderwind, Nebraska, Elaine Vilnow, Arizona, Arlene (Paul) Charron, Texas, Helen (Carl) Beyers, Kansas, Naomi Bourg, Nebraska and Melvin (Charlotte) Bourg, Colorado.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, December 29 at 11am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Knoxville. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Graceland Cemetery. VISITATION will begin after 10am Friday at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-8pm. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at the church. A memorial fund has been established in Don's name. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com
P.O. Box 87, Knoxville, IA 50138


Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 27, 2012