Obituary for Maizie Delores Nilles

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Maizie Delores Nilles

January 31, 1936 - September 13, 2021

Maizie Nilles, 85, claimed the promise of her baptism entering eternal rest on September 12, 2021, surrounded by family.

Maizie was born January 31, 1936 in Greenville, Wisconsin to Edna and Ervin Peters.  She attended a one-room schoolhouse.  Maizie received a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing (Milwaukee Wisconsin) in 1956.  After graduation, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin to work as a surgical nurse.

Maizie married Paul Nilles on June 6, 1959.  After living for a short time in Indiana, Maizie and Paul moved to Moline, Illinois.  She worked as a supervisory nurse, typically during the swing shift, after caring for Paul and her children during the day.  Later in her career she was a school nurse at a local high school.  After retirement, she and Paul moved to Westminster, Colorado in 1991.  Maizie continued to volunteer tirelessly at the Denver Zoo, St. Anthony hospital emergency room, and Lutheran Church of Hope, among other volunteer service.  Maizie’s volunteer specialty was making baby blankets for children at Lutheran Church of Hope and other community churches.

Maizie was an amazingly giving woman, a loving mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a good friend to many. She was loved and admired by her family and friends for the courageous way she lived her life, especially the positive attitude she had in spite of her many surgeries over the past 20 years.  She always found ways to show how much she loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were always a loving part of her life, and Maizie was very proud of them.

Survivors include her husband Paul; her daughter Zita and wife Nancy of Olympia, Washington and Idaho; her sons Peter of Orion, Illinois; Paul and wife Vicki of Mead, Colorado; Richard of Champaign, Illinois; grandchildren Kyle Nilles of Lihue, Hawaii; Bri Hunter of Galesburg, Illinois; great-grandchildren Brantley and June Hunter of Galesburg, Illinois.  Maizie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marie (Wisconsin), brothers Richard (Wisconsin), Bob (Wisconsin) and Bill (Florida) and grandchild Mitchell Nilles (Colorado). Although Maizie will be greatly missed, she rests in God’s paradise with the saints of the church triumphant.

Maizie’s Liturgy of Resurrection is scheduled for Friday September 17th at 10:30am at Lutheran Church of Hope, Broomfield Colorado.  The service will be webcasted live at www.lchope.org/watch.

 

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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

Lutheran Church of Hope

Address:

1305 W 10th Avenue
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Due to COVID-19 protocols, all attending will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing per household.

The Liturgy will be webcasted live at www.lchope.org/watch

 


 

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Timeline for Maizie Delores Nilles

Born: January 31, 1936
 
January 1, 1960
Maizie christening her first child, age 24
Maizie christening her first child, age 24
 
April 1, 1961
Maizie expecting her second child
Maizie expecting her second child
 
June 1, 1968
Maizie age 34
Maizie age 34
 
January 31, 1978
Happy 43rd birthday to Maizie, in Germany.
Happy 43rd birthday to Maizie, in Germany.
 
December 25, 1982
Maizie and family, 1982
Maizie and family, 1982
 
April 1, 1961
Maizie expecting her second child, age 25
Maizie expecting her second child, age 25
 
August 1, 1960
Maizie enjoying her first child
Maizie enjoying her first child
 
December 25, 1966
Maizie at Christmas, age 30
Maizie at Christmas, age 30
 
December 25, 1982
Maizie, age 46
Maizie, age 46
 
January 3, 2020
Maizie with her daughter, just before her 84th birthday
Maizie with her daughter, just before her 84th birthday
Died: September 13, 2021

Condolences for Maizie Delores Nilles

Bev Spreeman posted on 9/16/21

Aunt Maizie was a wonderful aunt, treating all of us as if we were special and was a great role model. She babysat for us when we were little and we loved to hear the story of how she fed my brother Tom ice cream while Uncle Dick extricated Tom's head from a chair. Pat remembers the gingersnap cookies Maizie brought to Grandpa Ervin's and Grandma Lena's 4th of July Picnic all the way from Moline. I remember the red dresses with decorative stitching that Aunt Maizie made for us. I am very sad at her passing but know she and my Mom, Marie, are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven. We'll all miss her until we see her in our heavenly home. ❤

 

Erica Johnson posted on 9/16/21

What an amazing woman. So blessed to have her and your family as a part of my family. Love and hugs to all of you.

 

Kari posted on 9/16/21

Maizie was one of the kindest people I have ever met. EVERY time you saw her she would greet you and sit down and make you feel like you were the most important person in the world. Always, asking about you and how you were doing what was going on in your world and never focusing on what was happening with her. Those of us here will miss her but are happy she is finally at peace. Hugs and love to all of you. Kari and Erica

 

Candace Bettendorf posted on 9/15/21

I've known and loved Maizie for my entire life. I know she's gone on to a happier healthier eternal life, but I will miss her dearly. Love to you all

 

Natalie Young Stotz posted on 9/14/21

I grew up knowing Maizie at church. She was always loving, kind and joyful. I had the even greater joy of seeing her as a Grandma to one of my students. Maizie was often in attendance at basketball games and on the hill beside the tennis court. . After the games and matches she would let the sweaty teenage boy (Mitch) wrap his arms around her, without a complaint about the smell or sweat. She was always just so happy that her boys wanted to hug her. I love that I have known three generations of this beautiful family. They have taught me so much about being a boy mom, and coach and a teacher. They have been teaching me since I was 9, and when I see them gather at events, the love they exude for each other, teaches me still. Rest well Maizie. You fought a great fight, showed everyone the love of Christ, and now join the Saints triumphant. And I know you're still hugging Mitch, who I am sure met you at the Pearly gates, with his big smile.

 

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