Donald Joseph Nie
Donald Joseph Nie, 63, of LaPorte City, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at La Porte City Specialty Care of natural causes.

He was born on January 6, 1958 in Waterloo, son of Louis M. and Hilda C. (Zieser) Nie. He attended Immaculate Conception and Jesup Schools and graduated from LaPorte City High School in 1978.

After high school, he worked at John Deere and Thriftway Grocery Store in LaPorte City until he became disabled.

Don loved John Deere tractors and collecting toy tractors and machinery. He enjoyed watching professional wrestling, baseball, basketball, and football. He especially loved the Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved going to tractor pulls. Don was a Catholic Order of Forrester member for 50 years.

Don is survived by a sister, Karen Rottinghaus; a brother-in-law, Michael J. Murphy, both of La Porte City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Rosella (William) Sadler, Lenora Nie and Kathleen Murphy; two brothers, Lavern and Jerome Nie; a brother-in-law, James J. Rottinghaus; two nephews, a niece; and a great-nephew.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaPorte City, Muscular Dystrophy Association, or to the family.

Visitation was from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 at LaPorte City Funeral Home with a rosary beginning at 4:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaPorte City. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Gilbertville.

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