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“Melva and family we are very sorry for your loss. Owen was a good man. Sending thoughts and prayers for you all. ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Carol Audra Ensinger - Rock Falls, IL


MILLEDGEVILLE – Owen W. Nye, age 90, died at his home on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Owen was born July 27, 1929 in Dixon the son of Russell and Beulah (Lenhart) Nye. He married Jacqueline Loechel on June 8, 1952. She died October 18, 2001. Owen later married Melva Rapp on April, 15 2004. He owned and operated Farm Lot Equipment; worked as a Meat Inspector for 11 years for the State of Illinois retiring in 1997. Owen was a member of the Milledgeville Masonic Lodge #345, Freeport Scottish Rite, Tabala Temple in Rockford, 25 year member of Milledgeville Lion's Club and the Jo-Carroll Shrine Club.
Survivors include his wife, Melva Nye; one daughter, Nyla Jo Nye ; one brother, Dan (Lois) Nye all of Milledgeville; six grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
Preceded by his daughter, Nola Cunningham; three brothers: Kenneth, Robert, Homer; and his sister Ella Mae Raab.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday at the Milledgeville Brethren Church with Masonic Rites following at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 at the church with Pastor Jim Black officiating. Burial with military rites at Dutchtown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the Milledgeville Brethren Church.