Billie B. “Bill” Nitzsche

Family memorial services for Billie B. “Bill” Nitzsche, 78, of McLouth, will be at a later date and announced by Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned.Mr. Nitzsche died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Tilden, Ill., the son of Albert William and Evelyn Jenny Palmer Nitzsche. He graduated from Marissa, Ill., High School in 1948. He lived in rural McLouth for five years.Mr. Nitzsche worked as a quality control engineer for ESCO Co. in Sanford, Fla., and for Emerson Electric in St. Louis until he retired in 1988. He also worked at Western Area Postal Supply Center in Topeka.He married Nadine Jean Woods on Aug. 31, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Dennis, McLouth, and Bret, Foreston, Minn.; a daughter, Jane Ann Peters, Lewis, Del.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.