Gerald R. Nitz, 69, Woodstock, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
Originally from Anamoose, N.D., he lived in Indianapolis for many years and retired in Woodstock.
He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University and the University of Arizona, respectively. He had a successful career in sales and marketing at Eli Lilly and Co./Elanco.
He was a supportive, loving father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Carrie (Peter) Georgitsis and Laurie (Scott) Howard; a son, Robert Nitz; their mother, Jane K. Nitz; seven grandchildren, Katie, Mark and David Betancourt, Manos Georgitsis and Michael, Kathleen and Alexander Howard; a sister, Frances (Arthur) Prom, Harvey, N.D., and a brother William (Shirley) Nitz of Anamoose.
Visitation and the funeral Mass were Sept. 16 at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Interment was private.
Memorials can be sent to the the North Dakota State University Development Foundation for the Gerald R. Nitz Agricultural Scholarship, P.O. Box 5144, Fargo ND 58105.
Arrangements were made by Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry.