Gibson City - Jack Nagle died 7-29-1993

Warren Nally died 6-18-1974 - bulk plant explosion.

8-5-1943 - Two Gibson City farm youths, Lawrence W. Nelson, 14 and William Clements, 14, drowned in a rain-swollen dredge ditch in which they were swimming near Gibson City. Friends and relatives found the boys' clothes and horses near the ditch, which had risen 15 feet, and recovered their bodies after they had failed to return to thier homes.

Magdalena M. Nunnink, 93, Gibson City, died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday 12-18-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parsons, Kan. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Mrs. Nunnink was born 8-17-1909 at Geary, Okla., a daughter of Frank and Barbara Wosika Colchin. She married Joachim F. Nunnink on 5-7-1938, at Parsons, Kan. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Joachim F. "Joe" Nunnink, Jr. of Gibson City; and a sister Josephine Dwyer of Parsons. Kan. A sister and four brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Nunnink had lived in Gibson City since 1947. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church for masses in her name.

Aged 73, of Piper City, died at 6:56 a.m. Monday 12-2-2002 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, the Rev. John Balluff officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City, with military rites accorded by Gibb Post No 588 of the American Legion, Piper City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, with a rosary service at 6 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Nethercott was born 8-24-1929 at Piper City, a son of Eugene and Ella Cleary Nethercott. Surviving are two sisters, Jeanne Donnelly and Margaret Boma of Piper City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Before becoming ill, Mr. Nethercott was a farmer and drove a propane truck for Hal Gibson of Onarga. He was a graduate of Piper City High School and attended St. Joseph College in Rensselear, Ind. for two years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church of Piper City and was an Army veteran of Korea. He was a member of the Gibb Post of the American Legion No 588 in Piper City. Memorials may be made to his church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Aged 87, of Findlay, Ohio, a Roberts native, died at 8:49 a.m. Monday 11-25-2002 at Taylor House Assisted Living, Findlay. Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kirkpatrick- Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, the Rev. Mark Brodbeck officiating. Private burial was in Lyman Twp Cemetery, Roberts. Visitaiton was from 1 - 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Van Nice was born 8-28-1915 in Roberts, a son of Charles E. and Blanche Yackee Van Nice. He married Marion Sundby in Grand Forks, N D, 8-21-1941. She died 7-3-2001. Surviving is one daughter, Karen (Jim) Spurgat of Rawson, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by one son, Jan E. Van Nice. Mr. Van Nice graduated from the University of Illinois, Carleton College and the State University of Iowa. He retired from the University of Findlay as professor of music in 1980.

Marian L. Nykaza, 85, South Chicago Heights, formerly of Loda, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday 1-14-2003 at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beecher Fellowship Baptist Church, Beecher, the Rev. Ed D'Andres officiating. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery, Monee. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel of Chicago Heights was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Nykaza was born 4-26-1917 in Loda, a daughter of William Rasmus and Christine Dale. She married Adam Nykaza, who died in 1969. Surviving are two daughters, Judith (Eugene) Ooms of Wapella, and Joanne Williams of Chalmette, La.; two sons, Douglas (Joyce) Nykaza of Steger and Gary Nykaza of South Chicago Heights; one brother Donald Rasmus of Loda; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 12 brothers and sisters. She was a member of Beecher Fellowship Church. She was a homemaker. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Parkinson's Foundation, American Diabetes Assn or the American Cancer Society.