OBITUARY

Glenn Dale Nitsch

October 7, 1950November 24, 2021
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Glenn Dale Nitsch, born on October 7, 1950, spent his entire life guiding and generously serving others. His parents were Arnold John “AJ” Nitsch and Clara Glaesmann Nitsch. After attending and graduating from Sam Houston High School, he began his career working as a machinist at Hughes Tool and later joined his father in the day-to-day business of Nitsch & Son Utility, Inc., a company he proudly owned and operated until his passing. He was a longtime resident of Klein, Texas, a founding member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Glenn dedicated his life to serving the families of the Bellmar Civic Club in various capacities as well as managing the water and wastewater plants at National Oilwell Varco. He actively supported the local FFA students by sponsoring and purchasing the livestock raised by students in Aldine ISD. Supporting the community of first responders and creating the Airline Improvement District bringing contract deputies to the neighborhood, demonstrated his generousness of heart and giving spirit that knew no bounds. When there was a need, Glenn prioritized people and was always there to offer a hand. His gruff manner was balanced against a strong love for family, friends, and the greater community.

Always there to offer advice, Glenn’s family time often involved building and creating and crafting and designing any and all structures from cabinets to timpani carts to Pinewood Derby cars to houses for family to even Miss Kitty’s wooden house outside the shop. He knew the ins and outs from electrical to plumbing. He was “Mr. Fix-it”. Tinkering and repairing was a favorite past time. Attending Astros games and barbecuing or smoking meat for family get togethers always brought enjoyment.

Glenn passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2021 and was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his longtime love and wife Zera Presley Nitsch, his son Jason and wife Nicole Nitsch, daughters Holly and husband Wade Ussery, and Kristi Ingram. Glenn is also survived by his sisters Doris Polansky, Jeannette Applegate, and Delores McCaffrey. He has four grandchildren Ainsley J and Payton Kylie Nitsch, Elliot Josephine and Tristan James Ingram; and his many nieces and nephews. All of whom he cherished and loved deeply.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you honor Glenn’s name by making a donation to HPD Bike Relay (https://events.lls.org/pages/txg/hpd2022) benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

A visitation for Glenn will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060. A committal service will occur Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.earthmanresthavenfuneralhome.com for the Nitsch family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Katheleen Pickett

December 5, 2021

Nitch was a hard worker with a heart of gold. He took care of his community and would come out in the freezing cold rain to hook up generators or whatever needed to be done at all hours of the night if need be to ensure his community had water. Someone will have great shoes to fill, RIP Nitch

The Pickett Family

Tammy Weller

December 1, 2021

Every Monday when Glenn would come to the laboratory to drop off samples, he'd ask me how I was doing and I would ask him how he was doing. He always said, "Not bad (or pretty good) for an old man." Although he had a generally gruff manner, he also had a playful twinkle in his eyes. He will be greatly missed.

Brittany Burkhalter

December 1, 2021

I still cannot believe this happened. You were a great man. We appreciate all what you have done for everyone all these years. God bless you and your family.

To the family, I am very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers❤

Melissa Geigley

November 30, 2021

There are no words to adequately describe what an amazing man Glenn was, and what a profound impression he has left in the hearts of many. On the first day I met Glenn almost exactly 19 years before his passing (my first day at NOV) I would have never thought that we would become such close friends. Our experiences typically do not lend themselves to building quality rationships through the work environment, but Glenn was different. Glenn was special. He was someone you could trust, someone you could rely on, someone you respected, someone you appreciated. We learned early on not to let Glenn know you needed something, anything (personally or professionally) because the next day you'd have it! He was the type of guy to give you the shirt of his back and then ask you "how much do I owe you"?

My heart is heavy today, tomorrow, and will be for a very long time. I was truly blessed and grateful to have had the opportunity to call Glenn my friend and honored to have witnessed one of God's true angels who walked among us!

Professionnally, NOV is grateful for the over 25 years of service provided by Glenn. He knew our WWTP (and our operations) at PCG WLY like the back of his hand. Continual "tweaking" and "massaging" as the operations and influent grew and grew and grew, he never gave up on us and he was the only one that could steer that ship. We will truly be lost without him. I am eternally grateful.

May our Heavenly Father be with Glenn's family at this time and may they find peace and comfort in cherishing the time they had with such an amazing man! We thank you for sharing him with us. ❤

Mary Barringer

November 28, 2021

What s great loss to our community, Glenn was a wonderful person, I was fortunate enough to call him my friend. Glenn you will be missed. Heart felt prayers to all who knew and loved you

Bubba & Lisa Mcgee

November 26, 2021

We send our heartfelt condolences. Glen will be greatly missed.

Ken Michaud

November 26, 2021

🙏 Praying for the repose of Glenn’s soul. Praying for God’s blessings to be upon all those that he leaves behind. May God grant Glenn eternal rest with Him in Heaven. May God bless, comfort, and guide those who knew and loved Glenn. Bless them, Lord, hold them in your gentle arms and help them through this period of sorrow and in the days and years to come. We trust in You and your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in whose name we make these petitions. Amen

Brian Burkhalter

November 25, 2021

A very helpful and respected man that I had the pleasure of knowing, rest in peace

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