Theodore F. "Ted" Nims, 72, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at his home in Andrew, Iowa.
A celebration of Ted's life will be held from 6 to 7 P.M., Friday, January 12, 2018, from the Faith Community Church in Maquoketa. Friends may visit immediately following the service until 8 P.M. A graveside service and burial will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018, from the Streets Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Theodore Franklin Nims was born on March 19, 1945, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Carson Lawrence and Vivienne Lucille (Krolick) Nims. He was educated in the Maquoketa schools. He married Marie Yarolem and to this union two children were born: Tod and Charlene. He later married Carolyn Kay Clark Evans on October 4, 1991 in Maquoketa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on April 16, 2012.
"Ted" had worked as a truck driver for various companies most notably for Art Pape Transfer Company for several years, and lastly for Bullock's Inc.
"Ted" was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushrooming, and socializing at L.R.'s Place, Bill's Tap and the Eagles Club. Additionally, he liked animals especially his dogs "Bear Dog", "Twirp" and currently "Missy".
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Tod (Jennifer) Nims of Delmar, IA, and Charlene (Alex) Perez of Cumming, GA; step-children, Donald (Denise) Evans of Baldwin, IA, Mike (Carol )Evans of Maquoketa, IA, Pam (John) Schmidt of Monmouth, IA and Timothy (Becky) Evans of Maquoketa, IA; 23 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sheila Nims of Greenville, SC, and Laurel David of Ocean Springs, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Zismer, a sister Karen Johnson, and a great-grandchild Julia Jean Evans.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family online by donating at: https://fundthefuneral.com/theodore-f-ted-nims .
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Prayer to the family he was my uncle
Tod & family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I have a few memories of him from my times with your Grandpa and Grandma.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Todd, Charlene, and all the family left behind, sincerest thoughts and deepest sympathy for the passing of Ted. Saying prayers for all of you. May God's love and peace comfort you in the present moment and all the days ahead.
Todd and charlene, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Ted and i grew up together on the farm and like two young boys we swam the mighty maquoketa river. We hiked and hunted the hills and valleys for miles in every direction from the farm. We worked with parents and friends doing all of the harvesting and caring for the livestock. Ted and i had the honor of hand milking about 20 cows. What a job! He helped me build a house in clinton in the early 70's when you two were babies. I hope to see you friday.❤️??'? jim wells
Todd & Jennifer, Charlene and family, Kate and Lora, we are sorry for your lost and you are in our prayers to make it through this difficult time. We will remember Ted for the moment that stood still in time at Jennifer's and Todd's wedding. It was in that moment one did not often see from Ted. As he dancced with his daughter and toasted to his son and wife, there was a since of pride to be felt and wordless expression of love. Rest in peace Ted.-- Jim and Marcy Nelson
Rip Ted. You will be missef
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