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Published May 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Paul Nilles

Paul Nilles, 74, Louisville, KY died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Baptist Hospital, Louisville.

Paul Michael Nilles was born March 3, 1939 at Fargo, ND to Frank and Johanna (Fuhrman) Nilles. He grew up on the family farm near Durbin and attended Everest District 90 Country School graduating from Lincoln High School in Casselton, ND.

Paul Nilles

Paul Nilles, 74, Louisville, KY died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Baptist Hospital, Louisville.

Paul Michael Nilles was born March 3, 1939 at Fargo, ND to Frank and Johanna (Fuhrman) Nilles. He grew up on the family farm near Durbin and attended Everest District 90 Country School graduating from Lincoln High School in Casselton, ND.

Paul attended St. John’s University and transferred to NDSU where he received a chemistry degree. He later returned and earned his Master’s Degree. He made his home in Louisville where he worked as a paint chemist. He had a long career with Hyklas Industrial Paint where he also served as vice president until his retirement.

He enjoyed horse racing and spending time at Churchill Downs. He also worked there a short time.

Paul is survived by nine siblings, Audrey (Leroy) Dauner, Hawley, MN, Harold Nilles, Valley City, ND, James (Joyce) Nilles, Faulkton, SD, Rosemary Trom, Hackensack, MN, Donald (Mary Ellen) Nilles, Casselton, Carl (Nancy) Nilles, Fessenden, ND, Mary Ann (Ed) Cooke, Fargo, David (Jenell) Nilles, Fargo, and Deborah (Scott) Smith, Overland Park, KS along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton with visitation one hour prior.

Burial: St. Leo’s Cemetery.

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, Casselton.

Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com

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