Lynn M. Nimz, 84, of Wausau, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.
He worked as a Postal Employee for the U.S. Post Office. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Lynn Nimz served Marathon County with honor as a County Board Member for 23 years representing District 20 residents (Town of Weston Wards 3, 4 and 5) from 1973 – 1996. Throughout the years, Lynn served on numerous committees not only with Marathon County, but also as the Town, State and National levels. He served as the Marathon County Board Chair from 1988 – 1990. A few of the committees, boards and commissions he served on were: Advisory, Personnel, Emergency Government, Board of Adjustment, Law Enforcement, Planning, Data Center, CWA, Property, FRZ, Solid Waste, Humane Society Representative, Legislative, Social Services, Highway, and Program Evaluation Team; many of which Lynn was chairperson. He served as President and First Vice-President of the Wisconsin Counties Association, was on the NACo Transportation Steering Committee, and held the office of First Vice-President of the Wisconsin Towns Association. He was also Director of the WI Utilities Association and a member of the Urban Towns Association. Lynn served with his pleasant personality and friendly handshake, often taking late night or early morning phone calls to address a concern or issue.
Through all of his employment and service, Lynn found time for family and fun, whether it was up north at his "second home", taking trips across the country, or taking trips to nearby casinos. He took advantage of opportunities and encouraged that same "glass half full" attitude with family, friends and people he met. His wife Marge of 65 years and family members surely miss him, but will never forget the wonderful memories of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Nimz, Wausau; two sons, Gerald (Kris) Nimz, Manitowish Waters, and Scott (Peggy) Nimz, St. Germain; one daughter, Holly (Dan) Bembenek, Custer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur Nimz, Little Chute; and two sisters, Nancy Damrow and Ruth Draeger, both of Schofield.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday.
The family appreciates the care the staff of Aspirus Hospice and the Mount View Care Center provided to Lynn. As Lynn often said, "Thank you so much".
On-line condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com