Obituaries

Donald J. Nie

Sep 1, 2021
Nie Donald

Services

10:30 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City     

Visitation

4:00 - 6:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the La Porte City Funeral Home with a rosary at 4:00 pm, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery in Gilbertville

Memorials

May be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, Muscular Dystrophy Association, or to the family

Biography

Donald Joseph Nie, 63, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at La Porte City Specialty Care of natural causes.

He was born on January 6, 1958 in Waterloo, son of Louis M. and Hilda C. (Zieser) Nie. He attended Immaculate Conception and Jesup Schools and graduated from La Porte City High School in 1978. 

After high school, he worked at John Deere and Thriftway Grocery Store in La Porte City until he became disabled. 

Don loved John Deere tractors and collecting toy tractors and machinery. He enjoyed watching professional wrestling, baseball, basketball, and football. He especially loved the Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved going to tractor pulls. Don was a Catholic Order of Forrester member for 50 years. 

Survived by sister, Karen Rottinghaus; brother-in-law, Michael J. Murphy both of La Porte City; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by parents; three sisters, Rosella (William) Sadler, Lenora Nie and Kathleen Murphy; two brothers, Lavern and Jerome Nie; brother-in-law, James J. Rottinghaus; two nephews, a niece; and a great-nephew.
 

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