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.
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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.
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.