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Loretta Nies

December 21, 1924 — November 25, 2022


Loretta Catherine Nies, 97, formerly of Mott, ND passed into the arms of her Savior on November 25, 2022 at Eventide, Jamestown, ND.

Loretta was born on December 21, 1924 at Leola, SD to Konrad and Katherine (Rieger) Ehresman. 

While teaching at a country school for a brief time, she married Herb Nies on May 20,1945. For a few years, they farmed in the McLaughlin, SD area. They moved to Reeder, ND and then to Mott, ND. They were very active members of Zoar Congregational Church, Mott.

Loretta was a cook at the school in Mott for 28 years. Hundreds of students benefited from the meals she made from "school food."

She always enjoyed it when any of her many family members came to visit. And, she enjoyed her travels to visit family on the east and west coasts and in the Dakotas and Minnesota. 

She also lived a few years in retirement and nursing homes in Wishek, Gackle, and Jamestown, ND. Since her birthday was close to Christmas, a birthday tradition was to drive the streets of wherever she lived to view the Christmas lights.

Well into late in life, she loved to crochet and made many afghans for family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Konrad and Katherine (Rieger) Ehresman and step-father, Rudolph Aldinger; her husband, Herb Nies; brothers Ed, Willy, and Oscar Ehresman; step-brothers Delbert and Darwin Aldinger; sisters Leona (Ehresman) Noel, Martha (Ehresman) Erbe; and numerous step brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons Gerald (Patsy) Nies, Grand Forks, ND and Arlyn (Marcy) Nies, Alfred, ND; Grandchildren Beth Reiten (Shannon Kundey), Frederick, MD; Heidi (Brian) Gordon, Blaine, MN; Jeremy (Rachel) Nies, Hawley, MN; eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

As per her request, a private graveside service and burial will take place at Mott Cemetery, Mott, ND at a future date.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to the many lives she touched.

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