William Richard Nimtz

July 10, 1943April 28, 2021

William “Bill” Richard Nimtz, July 10, 1943 - April 28, 2021

Passed away peacefully on April 28th in Naples, Florida. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elaine Nimtz, and Father and Mother-in-law Donald and Verna Schill whom he loved as his own. Survived by sisters Nancy Nordstrom (Den) and Kathleen Rinaldo (Michael). For well over a half-century, Bill was the beloved husband of Mary Anne (“Mimi”), proud father of Kirk, Kiki (Jen), Kelly (Gregg) and Kaben (Sierra), and loving grandfather to 11 beautiful grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild who knew him affectionately as “Pops.” Bill had an incredible extended family whom he cherished, and made countless friends in every corner of this world and in every walk of life. He will be missed by all.

Bill loved life and lived it well. He grew up in Wisconsin Rapids, where he used his athletic talents to get a scholarship to the University of Colorado and developed a lifelong love of the Rocky Mountains and Buffaloes Football. Also a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, he attended the famous “Ice Bowl” game against the Dallas Cowboys and remembered that “it wasn’t that cold.” Bill was a strong patriot, and proudly served in the US Army Reserves.

A great conversationalist, active listener, with a genuine love for and interest in others all combined to make for a very successful career in sales, which he parlayed into an even more successful career as an entrepreneur and business owner. After retiring, he spent more and more of his time on Marco Island, FL, where no morning was complete without spending time with his cherished McDonald’s coffee crew.

Arrangements are being made for Celebrations of Life in both Milwaukee (Summer 2021) and Marco Island (Fall/Winter 2021). In lieu of flowers, please consider any demonstration of support to our military veterans.


  • Arrangements are being made for Celebrations of Life in both Milwaukee (Summer 2021) and Marco Island (Fall/Winter 2021).


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Barbra Jaskiewicz

May 5, 2021

Bill(Fluffy nickname from MD group) had some of the best stories from all over the country than any one in the group and everyone would listen to the end of story will be missed by all. God bless him and his family

Kelly Halverson

May 4, 2021

God Bless you Mimi and your family. Bill was such a very kind person!!

Tom Dionne

May 4, 2021

Dear Mimi ,
I never had the pleasure of knowing Bill, but I wish I had. He sounds like he loved life, and was well loved by everyone he came in contact with. To share over 50 years together is so powerful. I am so sorry for your loss.
Your cousin, Tom

Marnie Lahtinen (née McLaughlin)

May 4, 2021


I have such fond memories of your Marco Island house with Kate while in college. You and Bill were always so welcoming and generous and I loved being in your home. I especially remember your bowl of M&Ms and I now have one in my house for my own children. I’m going to call it the Bill Bowl from now on.

My sympathy to you all for the loss of such a great man. He’ll be remembered well.



Beth Staats (Friedmann)

May 4, 2021

Dear Nimtz family, A note of sympathy to you all on Bill's passing. As I was so young and small when I met him, I remember him as a larger-than-life presence, which I imagine he was. I look back on those memories fondly, especially the slumber party in the mirror-topped water bed. All my best to you- thinking of you Nimtz family. Love, Beth Staats (Friedmann)

Bill and Trish Symons

May 3, 2021

We are devastated by your news Mimi.
We have such wonderful memories of our times with you and Bill.
Your generosity , your kindness and your love of family always made you a very special couple.
We am so glad the kids got to say goodbye to their dad
Looking back of this hard time in your like you will always have that to hold on to
Bill has left us but he will know you are well looked after and loved by your family
We love you and loved him too

Stay safe dear friend
Trish and Bill Symons

John Graham

May 3, 2021

I was very sad to here about Bill’s passing. We spent many hours together over the years. Shared office space when starting our businesses. In those days many mornings a week we played racquetball early in the morning to start the days. Our lives touched for over 40 years, always with pleasant conversations at each visit. My family and I send our most sincere condolences to Mimi and the family. John, Rosemary and family

Kurt Halverson

May 1, 2021

Bill & Mimi-wonderful individually and greater as a couple. Family first motto. A life of family, joy, and merry memories. Bless Mimi, the Nimtz family, and Schill family.

Larry Wills

April 30, 2021

Mimi, my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family.

Larry Wills