Albert L. Nilges

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Mr. Albert L. Nilges, age 75 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. Al was born on October 1, 1939, in Jefferson City, Mo., a son of Herbert and Alta Monroe Nilges. He was married to Patricia Rackers on October 1, 1960, in Loose Creek, Mo. at the Immaculate Conception Church. On February 14, 1984 in Jefferson City, Mo., Al married Jacqueline "Jackie" Roark Hodges, and she preceded him in death in 2011. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Al had always been known as a jack of all trades that could fix anything. He was employed as a painter for the past several years with the University of Missouri - Columbia until health reasons forced his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693 where he met many good friends. Al loved anything dealing with the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. He cherished time camping with his family on many of the lakes, rivers and streams in Missouri. He enjoyed traveling the United States and was always looking to spend time with his buddies. Survivors include: three sons, Mike Nilges (wife Angie) of Jefferson City, Mo., Jeff Nilges (wife Candy) of Hallsville, Mo. and Steve Nilges of Holts Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Jerry Nilges (wife Beverly) of Paris, Mo. and Terry Nilges (wife Sharon) of Linn, Mo.; one sister, Rita Brunner of Jefferson City, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Amy Nilges Peters (husband Chad), Craig Nilges (fiancÈe Christa), Jenny Nilges, Lacey Nilges, Amanda Nilges, Jesse Nilges, Dustin Allen, Wyatt Allen and Jasmine Allen; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jackie; one sister, Mary Ann Duncan; and one daughter-in-law, Melissa Nilges. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015. A memorial service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Troy Easley officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Albert Nilges Memorial Fund to help purchase a bench at a local park in his memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Published January 25, 2015