In loving memory of

William Robert Nus
October 16, 1950 - November 27, 2018

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- William Robert 'Bill' Nus, 68, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church. Private burial will take place at a later date at Taylorsville Cemetery in Arlington.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, November 30 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Wartburg College or Grace Lutheran Church.

Bill was born October 16, 1950, in Manchester, the son of Theodore and Helen Louise (Ferry) Nus, he was raised on the family farm in rural Arlington, and attended Starmont Schools. He graduated Wartburg College in 1972. Bill married Tjode Schulz on July 7, 1973, in Sheldon.

After residing in the St. Louis area, they moved to Muscatine, in 1976. Bill attended the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado graduating in 1986.

Bill served as a vice-president at Central State Bank (CBI) until his retirement in January 2013. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Bill was proud to serve the Muscatine community through many different roles and organizations. He loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren's sports and activities. He enjoyed being a member of the Table of Knowledge and the Geezers. He loved spending fall Saturdays at Walston-Hoover Stadium cheering on his beloved Wartburg Knights.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Tjode; two sons, Michael (Michelle) Nus of Cedar Falls, Steven (Jennifer) Nus of Waverly; grandchildren, Karissa, Camden, Logan, Bennett, and Eleanor Nus; sister, Judy (Gary) Burrack of Monona; and many other family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl.


Debbie ( Bollinger ) Smith wrote on Dec 9, 2018:

"Tjode and family , I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing . My prayers and thoughts are with you all . I worked with Bill when he first came to Central State Bank . ( I left in 1981 ) I remember this dear man as such a kind, gentle person and always seemed to have a smile on his face . I had no idea that he had become the vice president at CSB . . . great job !! I know the blessings of his love and all the beautiful memories will live on in your hearts forever . God bless and be with you all . Hugs - Debbie ( Bollinger ) Smith"

Lynn Pruitt wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"Our deepest sympathies to the family of Bill Nus. Bill was very helpful to us in acquiring loans from Central State Bank many many years ago. His friendly smile and helpful attitude were very much appreciated. Lynn and Emma Mae Pruitt"

Marti Walker wrote on Dec 1, 2018:

"Tjode, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I had no idea he was sick. I always enjoyed it when he came into Ace Hardware - he was always so pleasant and friendly. Know that I will be praying for God to comfort and strengthen you and give you peace."

Tom Steinkamp wrote on Dec 1, 2018:

"Bill....a great friend and person. I was fortunate to have Bill as a roommate while I attended Wartburg College. He was truly one of the nicest and most sincere friends anyone could ever have!!! I feel fortunate to have known him. The grace and courage which he and Tjode faced battling his cancer can only be described as epic. If there is a more genuine and caring person then Bill.....I have yet to meet him. heart has a huge hole in it knowing you fought such a valiant fight. Know that you left a legacy for all of us who were fortunate enough to know you. God speed my friend!"

Laurie Noah wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I has worked with him at Central State in the 1990's . He had a wonderful personality and was always a joy to be around! Laurie Noah"

Wash wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Rest In Peace Big Guy. You made a difference in so many lives touched by your hand. A life well lived my friend. ....... Wash"

Terry Kautz wrote on Nov 30, 2018:

"Tjode: Don't need to tell you God doesn't make nicer or kinder people than Bill. What a wonderful, thoughtful, caring person. Am sure you, Mike, and Steve are grateful for all the years you had with Bill, but also know you will undoubtedly miss him terribly. Sending very best wishes to you all. Peace be with Bill. Peace be with you. Terry Kautz"

Jim Powell wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Tjode. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Much love. Jim and Cheri Powell."

Joseph Hammen wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"May God?s healing hands be placed on the shoulders of Tjode and the family. Take care of Mom for me bud until I get there. R. I. P. Bill. Joe Hammen"

Tom & Chris Williams wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tjode and your family! Bill will be missed. Tom & Chris Williams"

Kevin M. Fitzgerald wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Until we meet again Mr. Bill....Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. fitz & Lana Fitzgerald"

JERRY HASSON wrote on Nov 29, 2018:


Shawn M Baars wrote on Nov 29, 2018:

"Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers. (Hugs) The Baars Family Shawn, Tyler & Whitney"

Mary Parrott wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"I appreciated Bill kindness while I worked at CBS. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Prayer for continuing healing. Mary Parrott "

Karmen Woelber wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"Steve and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working at the Muscatine Y while he was on the board. He and your mom were even so kind as to take my mom and I out to eat and show us around town when I was first there looking for a place to live. I will always remember him as being a very good hearted and trustworthy man. I know from experience that it is "now" moments with him that you want, not memories. Trust that as time passes and healing occurs, memories will truly fill your heart with warmth and joy. Prayers for peace and healing, Karmen Woelber"

Nori Goodhue (Easterling) wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"Always a pleasure to do business with, Bill assisted me with opening my first checking account and was my loan officer for my very first car loan, followed by several more, at Central State Bank in Muscatine. A great friendship was established and Bill shared his knowledge of the banking industry to set me on the right path at a young age. He was a pleasure to visit with and his sense of humor was stupendous. In every conversation or meeting he shared some experience or story about his wife, Tjode.. Rest easy friend, you will be missed!"

Roger Gust wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"Roger Gust a neighbor from Arlington: Bill was 8 years years younger than me, but always around when Carl his brother and I and whomever would go hunting or sledding down at Thomasville or whatever. Seems that if we won't busy farming, the neighbor kids would hang out together and Bill was right there. Was always a good kid who I haven't seen in probably over 40 years but I knew that he was in Muscatine and doing very well in the business world. I know he will be missed. Sorry for your loss. "

Terri Hoffman wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"When I was hired in 1978 as an eighth grade teacher at West Junior High, Bill and Tjode Nus opened their home to me; hence, a wonderful friendship developed. Bill was always the life of many of our faculty gatherings! Bill always had a smile on his face and was so easy to approach. I enjoyed conversations at faculty gatherings as well as at the Nus's kitchen table. Bill had a calming effect on me. His farm background calmed my Chicago high energy. Bill was a generous and kind person. He was a great husband and father. I will miss you,Bill, but most importantly, thank you for accepting me as your friend.?"

June Brewer Welsch wrote on Nov 28, 2018:

"He was a very nice person. He would go put of his way to help you"