J.C. Nisely, 85, of Syracuse died Feb. 13, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Syracuse. He was born on May 27, 1927 in North Platte to John Francis and Sarah Katherine (Harvison) Nisely.
J.C. started school in Sunnyside Washington and graduated from North Platte High School in 1945. When he was growing up he spent the summers at his grandparents’ farm in Edger, Nebraska. J.C. signed up for the Navy before he graduated from high school and served from 1945 until 1947.
He married Norma Jean Gore on May 2, 1948 at the United Methodist Church in Syracuse. He was hired by Eastern Nebraska Public Power District on Sept. 10, 1948. It became Omaha Public Power District in January of 1965. He worked there for over 44 years until he retired on Dec, 1, 1992. He belonged to the American Legion Post #100 in Syracuse.
He is survived by wife of 65 years, Norma Jean, of Syracuse; sons Jay (Vicki), Patrick (Ellen), of Lincoln, and Robert (Marlene) of Erie, Colo.; grandchildren Jason (Audra), Brandon (Amber) and Justin (Andrea) Nisely and Sarah (Nate) Swinton; great grandchildren Jordan Nisely, Gavin Nisely, Avonleah Nisely, Mariah Nisely, Miranda Nisely, Cayleigh Swinton, Joshua Swinton, Maggie Swinton, Scott Nisely, and Aidan Nisely; daughter-in-law Geri Nisely of Marshalltown, Iowa; and sisters-in-law Jean Nisely of Sunnyside, Wash., Linda Hunter of Omaha, and Patty Hunter of Aurora.
He was preceded by brothers Milo and Clinton; infant son and son Scott; and brothers-in-law Lawrence and Gerald Hunter.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial was at Park Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Syracuse United Methodist Church or the Syracuse Food Pantry.
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.