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Nantkes, Louis George, age 91

Nantkes Louis

Date of Birth: April 30, 1924

Date of Death: August 9, 2015

Services: Memorial Service Saturday 8:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ulysses, Nebraska.

Inurnment: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Ulysses, Nebraska

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials suggest to, One World Inc. - Social Work Department or We Care Endowment, Catholic Foundations of Southeran Nebraska.

Louis George was born to Louis and Julia (Klein) Nantkes on the family farm in Butler Co., Nebraska on April 30th, 1924. He was the older brother of Marjorie (Nantkes) Siedhoff, and Patty (Nantkes) Zitek.

Louis grew up on the farm learning and doing all the things a farm boy does. He loved learning and going to school. Upon graduation of high school, Louis entered the Navy (19431946). While stationed in Oklahoma City, OK, Louis met and married Theresa E. Ross, on November 13, 1946.

To this union, came the following children: George Louis, James, Daniel, Theresa “Terry”, Cathy, Stephen, and Joseph Nantkes. These children grew in age with varied interest to take them to many different directions in life.

After the Navy, Louis operated the family hardware store in Ulysses, Nebraska with his parents. Louis and Theresa started Seward Propane, which grew into a variety of other business. The family moved to Seward. They owned and operated the family business until 1983.

Louis and Theresa loved the winter warmth of Mexico where they headed every year for 40 years. They entertained many friends and family in their homes in Mexico.

Louis and Theresa moved to Omaha, Nebraska 8 years ago. In the last three months Louis resided at the Ashland Care Center.

Louis is survived by wife, Theresa E Nantkes; children and spouses, George (Kathy) Nantkes, of CA, Jim (Ann) Nantkes, of Seward, NE, Dan (Stephanie) Nantkes, of Seward, NE, Terry (Ed) Kult, of Omaha, NE, Cathy (Jay) Cattle, of Seward, NE; sister and brother in law, Patty (Val) Zitek, of Lincoln, NE; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren To this list we add a host of nieces, nephews, and family friends.