Loretta J. Nitz, age 88, of Columbus, Nebraska died Monday, July 23, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in Columbus. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2007 at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus with Reverend Theresa Meyer officiating. Burial is in the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation is 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Thursday all at the funeral home.
Loretta J. Nitz was born August 7, 1918 in Clarkson, Nebraska to Edward and Tillie (Kastanek) Malena. She graduated from Clarkson High School in 1937. She married Vernon Nitz on June 7, 1940 in Denver, Colorado. The couple lived in Lyons, Nebraska where they owned and operated a gravel company. They moved to Columbus in the early 1950's where Loretta worked for 14 years at the Columbus High School Cafeteria.
She is survived by:
Son: Gene (Cheryl) Nitz of Ruidoso, NM
Son: Lynn (Pamela) Nitz of Columbus, NE
Sister: Irene (Verl) Bishop of Fremont, NE
Grandchild Cimala Theobald of Albuquerque, NM
Grandchild: Antoinette (Eric) Harstad of Albuquerque, NM
Grandchild: Dain (Shelly) Nitz of Albuquerque, NM
Grandchild: Jeff (Nicole) Nitz of Columbus, NE
Grandchild: Kris (fiance' Steve Udey) Nitz of Osceola, NE
Great Grandchildren Jordan, Lauren, Taylor, Austin, Jared, Lauryn, Katleigh & Thayer.
She was preceded by
Husband: Vernon Nitz
Parents: Edward & Tillie Malena