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2013-01-03 / Obituaries

Milton “Pete” Nimtz

November 23, 1931 - December 22, 2012

Pete was born on November 23, 1931 in Dime Box, Texas to John and Gladys (Grundman) Nimtz. He attended school at Dime Box and graduated in 1951 and went to the University of Houston for several years to become an accountant. He served in the United States Army in the Special Service Unit.

Pete married Olga Kubena on June 12, 1954 in Dime Box. They were blessed with two girls, Susan and Sharla.

He retired after 22 years of service to Rheem Mfg. in Houston. He then started his own feed store in Dime Box in 1972. On May 19, 1984 Pete married Josepine (Dube) Mikulin in Dime Box. He then started another new career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Color Star Growers. He enjoyed his farm in Lexington, fishing, hunting, playing Skat and dominoes and playing with the poker club he had with friends for 26 years. He and Jo were part of a dance circle for years and he enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was an excellent father and husband.

Pete passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Country Care Plex in Giddings.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Nimtz of Giddings; children, Susan Nimtz of College Station; Sharla and Kendall Beason of Pearland; and Jeff and Dolores Mikulin of Giddings; grandchildren, Chase Ahrendt and fiancé Heather of Lexington, Kaylee Beason of Pearland and Sierra Mikulin of Giddings; great-grandchildren, Makin Ahrendt of Lexington and Madison Mikulin of Giddings; as well as many beloved family and friends.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Texas with Rev. David Loefler officiating. Burial followed in the Hranice Cemetery in Dime Box.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Hranice Cemetery Fund or to the charity of one’s choice.

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