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Sandra J. Nilges

Sandra "Sandy" J. Nilges, age 63 of St. Martins, formerly of Linn, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015, at her residence.

Sandy was born on November 21, 1951, in St. Louis, a daughter to the late Robert Lechner and Genevieve (Crowe) Lechner who survives of Hillsboro.

Sandy graduated high school in St. Louis and later attended Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City.

On June 26, 2003, she was united in marriage to Carl V. Nilges in Jefferson City. He survives of the home.

Sandy worked in the driver's license division of the Missouri Department of Revenue for 26 years before retiring.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith. Sandy enjoyed traveling, going out for ice cream, cooking especially goulash and roast beef, crocheting, watching soap operas and swimming. She loved her dogs but her greatest joy was spending time with her friends and family.

In addition to her mother and spouse, Sandy is survived by: two sons, Richard Jaegers and his wife Joyce of Linn and Scott Jaegers and his wife Jenny of Holts Summit; one step-son, James Nicholas Nilges and his wife Nikky of Linn; one daughter, Lisa Veltrop and her husband Matt of Taos; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Reyes and her husband Tom of Monroe City; one brother, Jimmy Lechner of Hillsboro; two sisters, Cathy Dennis and her husband Barry of Hillsboro and Debbie Black and her husband Jeff of Hillsboro; six grandchildren, Dilian Jaegers, Tristen Jaegers, Austin Veltrop, Cole Jaegers, Jace Veltrop and Max Jaegers; four step-grandchildren, Mason, Zac and Zoe Reyes and Harlow Mae Nilges and a grandson due in December as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a nephew, Jeremy Dennis and her dog, Alex.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Linn Public Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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I can not express how very sorry I am over the loss of such a wonderful woman. Family and friends of Sandy will miss her dearly.She is home with our lord and those that went before her. Praying for comfort for those left behind.

Janice Silver Brauch Aug 13 2015 12:00 AM

Ritchie, Scott & family - I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denice Branson Aug 12 2015 12:00 AM

Lisa, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!!

JoAnn Pointer Aug 11 2015 12:00 AM

Carl and family - Our deepest sympathy to you during this time of loss. Unfortunately, when we love deeply, it hurts all the more when we no longer have our loved ones with us. Our prayer is that the many wonderful years and memories will help sustain thru this time of grieving.

Roby and Bonnie (Branson) Wagner Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has been a tough year for you. If you need anything, please ask. Prayers to you and your family. Love you, Debbie

Debbie Lindquist Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Keith and Eunice Davis has sent an Expressions of Sympathy card.

Keith and Eunice Davis Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM

Words can't express how very sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Jennifer Heimericks Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM