Fred Glen Nimz, 95, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, March 03, 2016, at the Via Christi Village in Hays, Kansas.
Fred was born on December 02, 1920, in Trego County, Kansas, the son of William and Celia (Rufenacht) Nimz. He grew up in Trego County, attended local schools and graduated from Trego Community High School in the class of 1938. After high school, he served his country and joined the United States Army Air Corps and fought during World War II in Europe. After the war, he enrolled at Ft. Hays State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Zoology. Later he went back to Ft. Hays State and received his Masters Degree in Library Science. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Barbara Whisler on February 21, 1960, in Abilene, Kansas. He worked as a school teacher for 36 years and taught at Healy High School in Healy, Kansas for 18 years. He retired on August 31, 1988. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, stamp collecting, gardening, reading, cooking, canning and making jelly,
Surviving family include his wife, of 56 years, Barbara of the home, son Timothy Nimz and wife Kathy of Littleton, Colorado, daughter Linda Bealby and husband Brad of Woodland Park, Colorado and son David Nimz and wife Nancy of Lewisville, Texas; brother Marvin Nimz and wife Frances of WaKeeney, Kansas; sister Marjorie Cotton of Hoisington, Kansas; grandkids: Ashley, Drew, Hannah, Mark, Brandon and Brittany and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Leroy Nimz and Willie Nimz , and 2 sisters Emma Moody and Celia Nimz.
A celebration of Fred's life will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, March 08, 2016, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Earl Haggard officiating. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery in Russell. Military rites will be performed by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Monday, March 07, 2016, at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Monday evening. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and Otterbein UMC and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.