Obit: Nagy, Micheal Frank (1931 - 2012)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Nagy, Bouton, Sebastian, Limbachs, Kren
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/16/2012
Nagy, Micheal Frank (25 May 1931 - 1 May 2012) With Flag
Michael Frank Nagy, 80, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Eau Claire with family by his side. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Neillsville.
Mike was born May 25, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA. He and his sister Rosemary (Sassy) grew up in Whittier, CA, raised by their mother Marie (nee Bouton) and step-father Jacob Sebastian. Mike enlisted in the U. S. Army Jan. 25, 1949, retiring after 20 years of active duty service as a captain. A true patriot, his bravery and valor on and off the battlefield was acknowledged by his numerous awards, including two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Wharang Distinguished Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal Japan, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Korean Presidential Unit Citation and numerous other personal awards.
Much of his early life in military was shared with his wife, Rasma Nagy (nee Limbachs). Together they raised seven children, relocating often to accommodate military transfers from Washington State to Japan, Germany, and eventually Fort Meade, MD. After his retirement from the army in 1969, Mike and Rasma made one final move with their family to Neillsville.
Continuing his penchant toward positions of community service, Mike served many years with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and launched the first Clark County Child Support Investigation Agency. He also served as a credit officer at the Cenex Farmers Union Co-op and as a vice president at the Neillsville Bank. Beyond the love and devotion he demonstrated to his family every day, Mike was also very active in scouting, serving for many years as the Scoutmaster of Troop 64.
Not one to stay idle, Mike started a very successful private investigation business that kept him active and on the road for many years following his retirement from the bank in 1993. Rasma’s passing in 1996 brought a dark cloud over his life for some time. He was fortunate to find sunshine, love and support again, marrying Barbara (Bobbie) Kren in 1998. Together they continued Nagy and Associates for several years, eventually selling the business and retiring to Eau Claire.
Mike is survived by his wife Bobbie; children, Micheal (1952), Michella (1953), Aleksandra (1957), Janis (1959), Milda (1960), David (1960), Diane (1963), Marie (1965) and Jacob (1967); and grandchildren, Brianne, Olivia, Jesse, Rachel, Logan, Jamie, Brandon, Samantha, Jaclyn, Laura, Joshua, Rachel, Kayla and Addy.
Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Mike’s family with funeral arrangements.
Wedding of Michael and Rasma (Limbach) Nagy
Grammie passed away when I was 14 so what I remember mostly of her was that she was a diminutive and soft spoken lady. She would let my sisters and I have tea parties with her best china cups that she had been collecting for years without batting an eye... And she could garden. She was the bee's knees when it came to growing plants. It was like she had this magic touch with flowers, though. There were African violets in the window sills, potted ferns and aloe all about the farmhouse and outside, well that was something like a wonderland. Grammie had lilacs, and tulips, and bleeding hearts and my favorite to this day are irises, because they remind me of her. She was a great lady. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Papa? He sang. He sang all the time. He had this deep voice and joyous demeanor that was positively infectious. He'd get all of us grandkids singing and dancing around the living room. We didn't watch when we stayed with them, because my grandparents were not above the antics of children. They played with us. I am blessed for the upbringing I had, especially the huge part they had in it. Olivia Bright (Granddaughter)
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