WATERLOO — Roland F. Nie, 79, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at NorthCrest Specialty Care.
He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Gilbertville, son of Roger and Elvira Olinger Nie. He married Judith Buehner on Feb. 7, 1959, in Waterloo and she died Dec. 17, 1998.
Roland was employed as a crane operator for John Deere, retiring in 1998.
Survived by: three sons, Kevin (Amy) of Independence, Gary of Muscatine and David (Darla) of Traer; three daughters, Cheryl (Greg Anderson) Nie, Teresa Nie and Lynn (Tom) Dvorak, all of Waterloo; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bernie (Diane) of Maquoketa, Allan (Teri) of Jesup and Kenny (Janet) of La Porte City; and a sister, Betty (Ray Kane) Taylor of Waterloo.Preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Marlene Taylor and Joanne Strayer; and three brothers, Eugene, Raymond and Raphael, all in infancy,
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, and also for an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.
Roland was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed racing, whether watching or participating. He especially loved spending time with his family.