Leon Nienhueser

Leon Dale Nienhueser, age 81 of Waco, NE died Saturday, October 8, 2016 at York, NE. He was born December 24, 1934 to Walter E. and Pearl S. (Dey) Nienhueser at Hastings, NE. On January 1, 1935 Leon was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church (Wanda) near Kenesaw, NE. In the spring of 1945, the Nienhueser family moved from the farm near Kenesaw to a farm southeast of Gresham. He attended the Immanuel Lutheran church and parochial school north of Utica and was confirmed on May 9, 1948. He attended and graduated from Gresham High School on May 13, 1952. Leon served in the United States Army from 1957-1959, and was in the Reserves until 1963.

On April 23, 1961, Leon was united in marriage to Ines J. Ehlers at St. John Lutheran Church, Waco. To this union two children were born, Byron and Diane. Their family farmed in the Utica area. Leonís life was God, family, and farming. As a member of St. John Lutheran Church, he served as Trustee and Elder. He was on the Farmerís Gas and Oil Board of Directors (Utica) and was a member of the American Legion Post #49 (Utica).

He is survived by his son Byron (Carol) Nienhueser of Beaver Crossing, NE and daughter Diane (Ron) Kulwicki of St. Paul, NE; two grandchildren: Spencer and Amanda Kulwicki; three step granddaughters Kari, Kayla, and Shianne Kolts; sister-in-law Pearl Blum of York; his nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ines in March of 1999, his parents Walter & Pearl, one brother Kenneth Nienhueser, his father and mother-in-law Fred and Emma Ehlers, and brother-in-law Gerhardt Blum.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church, Waco. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.