Ella Mae Nigg, 90, Jasper

Ella Mae NiggElla Mae Nigg, 90, of Jasper, died Tuesday (September 2) at Daviess County Community Hospital in Washington. She was born August 10, 1924, in Haysville to George and Anna (Huebner) Eisenhut. She married Leander Nigg February 11, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville. He died March 14, 1980.

Ella Mae owned a poultry business with her husband for many years. She also worked at Kimball International in the organ division. She also worked for ten years at the Jasper Glove Company and most recently, owned and operated the School House Antique Shop at the Haysville School. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in and a Sunday school teacher at St. John’s Church at Dubois Crossroads. She was a life member of the Haysville Fire Department Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary of Jasper, and a member of the Red Hat Ladies of Jasper. She loved her family, gardening, arts and crafts, antique collecting, garage sales, and visiting with people.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Nigg, and his partner, Dee Dee Scheid, and Joey Nigg, all of Jasper, and James Nigg and his partner Jacqueline O’Neill , Wilmington, Delaware; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Radus Eisenhut, and one sister, Rosalee Bair.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial following in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Haysville. Pastor Charla Grieves will officiate.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) will conduct a service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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