Ryland Nantkes
Age - 87
2/25/1923 - 6/5/2010

Funeral Service
10:00 AM, 
Saturday, June 12, 2010
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 
Friday, June 11, 2010
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

Columbus Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
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Ryland "Rip" R. Nantkes, age 87, of Tuscon, Arizona died Saturday, June 5, 2010 in Tucson.

Ryland "Rip" Nantkes was born February 25, 1923 in Bellwood, Nebraska to Harry and Isabella (Selzer) Nantkes. He graduated from Kramer High School in 1940. Rip married Rhoda Miller on June 20, 1990. They have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1992. He retired as CEO and President of Epsen-Hillmer Graphics. Mr. Nantkes's generous gift to the Columbus Public School Systerm allowed for the building of the Nantkes Performing Arts Center.

He is survived by:
Wife Rhoda Nantkes of Tucson, AZ
Son Andrew Nantkes of San Francisco, CA
Daughter Jeanine Oorlog of Florida
2 Grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by:
Father Harry Nantkes
Mother Isabelle Nantkes
Sister Irma Johnson
Brother Robert Nantke

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