LeRoy Nilges

LeRoy Nilges

LeRoy Nilges, 82, formerly of North Sioux City, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Elk Point.

Due to COVID-19 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 Aug. 19, 1938 in Pender, NE. He attended school at Pender.

He married Carmen Meier Oct. 7, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender. The couple made their home in Pender, Elk Point, Riv-R-Land 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 and his wife continue the business today. He was a very proud, hard-working businessman but never missed a family activity.

Mr. Nilges 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.

He is survived by a son John (Sharon) Nilges of Dakota Dunes; a daughter Anne (Edward) Prince, of Olathe, KS; a sister, Mary Ann VonSeggern of Wisner, NE; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.