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Walter W. “Wally” Nixdorf

Age 61, of Dorchester, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. The Rev. Jerome Freimuth will officiate. Committal services will be held privately at a later date. Visitation will be Monday at the church in Dorchester from 3PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday at the church in Dorchester from 10AM until time of services. Serving as pallbearers will be Benjamin Nixdorf, Kraig Rusch, Travis Nixdorf, Travis Lueth, Aaron Lueth and Eric Waldvogel. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Spencer is assisting the family.

Walter “Wally” (aka Billy) William Nixdorf was born September 10, 1951 on the family farm in Clark County, the son of Walter F. and Lorna (Colby) Nixdorf. He attended Pleasant Hill grade school and graduated from Abbotsford High School later attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for four years. He delivered milk door to door for Hawkeye Dairy. His hard work led Wally to later become a partner/owner of Hawkeye Dairy. He later sold his interest in the dairy. On November 30, 1974 he married the love of his life Gloria (Lueth) in St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester. In July, 1981 he started employment for the Athens Coop and Harmony Country Coop. He managed the fertilizer plant in Unity for 32 years where he was humbled and honored to serve his farmers, clients, feed and seed reps and his co-workers.

Hobbies included fishing trips to Canada, rifle deer hunting, bowling and traveling. Wally loved playing “Old Maid” with his grandkids, wrestling with those grandkids and was an avid Badger, Brewer and Packer fan.

Wally was a servant of the Lord by participating on various boards, committees and assisting the various pastors at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Memberships included St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester, St. Peter Men’s Group and Abbotsford Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gloria of Dorchester, his children: Adam (Amber Rau) Nixdorf of Abbotsford; Andrea (Benjamin) Graff of Colby; his grandchildren: Ty Rau, Hannah Nixdorf, Blake Nixdorf, Jebediah Nixdorf, Jeremiah Collopy and Lydiah Collopy; his mother Lorna Nixdorf of Plover; two brothers: Paul Nixdorf of Minneapolis, MN and Allan (Mary) Nixdorf of Abbotsford and one sister Vicky (Don) Rusch of Polonia. Wally is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his father, Walter F. Nixdorf

Memorials in Walter’s name are being accepted to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lutheran Malaria Initiative and Prostate Cancer Awareness.

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