Gilbert Warren Nienow, 90, Woodstock, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his home in Woodstock, with his wife of 64 years at his side.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert C. and Viola (Peuser) Nienow. On Sept. 5, 1948, he married Venus Woody in Pleasant Hill, Mo. He entered the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served in France, Germany and England. He was honorably discharged in March 1946.
He met his future wife at an Army dance at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After their marriage, they lived in Barrington until moving to Woodstock in 1953.
He enjoyed gardening, archery, golf, square dancing and photography. He was proud to have worked in Boy Scouts with his son. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, where he served as a deacon, usher and on the building and grounds committee. He worked in TV repair in Barrington and Woodstock and later at Brown Manufacturing Company in graphic arts.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles (Jackie); a daughter, Vicki Boriack; two grandchildren, Katy (Christian) Harris and Jonathan (friend Brooke) Boriack; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Evan; and a special caregiver, Teresa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a special aunt, Irma; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial gathering and service were held Dec. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, Woodstock. The Rev. Paul Nelson officiated. Burial was private.
Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 2018 N. Route 47, Woodstock, IL 60098.