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 .
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