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Information for Manuel M. Nieto
10 September, 1922 - 3 March, 1997
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
6 March, 1997

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Manuel Nieto
    Manuel M. Nieto, age 74, of Nampa, died Monday, March. 3, 1997, at the Nampa hospital.  A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 7, 1997 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.  Father Carlos Perez will officiate with burial to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    He was born September 10, 1922, in Karnes City, Texas, the son of Refugio and Margarita M. Nieto. He was raised and educated in Karnes City, Texas.  Manuel joined the Army in 1943 and fought in World War II.  He was stationed in Northern France, Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe and Germany.  In 1945 he was honorably discharged, and retired to Karnes City where he built his home for him, his mother and his brothers.  He later met and married Elisa "Alice" Gonzales on December 22, 1947.  In 1967 Manuel and Elisa moved, along with their nine children, to Nampa, where they have since resided.  He worked for Delbert Moore Farms for approximately 2 years.  In 1969 he went to work for Restline products, now known as Homestyle Industries, as a furniture framer.  Due to illness in 1979 he was forced into an early retirement. .
    God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around him, and whispered "Come with Me."  With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away, Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay.  A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
    He is survived by his wife, Elisa G. Nieto, of Nampa; four sons Servando and Tami Nieto Samuel Nieto, Sr., Samuel Nieto Jr., all of Nampa., Robert and Yolanda Nieto of West Liberty, Iowa; five daughters, Yolanda and Jesus Contreras, Martha N. and John Mora, Mary Jane Schmidt, Helena and Jerry Dalton, all of Nampa, Hope and Joe Garcie of Houston, Texas; a niece, Delfina Rodriques, a nephew Jose Gamboa all of Carnes City, Texas; a sister-in-law, Barbara Morales of San Antonio, Texas; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    He is preceded in death by his oldest son, Ernesto, both his parents and two brothers.
    A Tribute to a Great Man:
    Our grandfather was a great man who was always true to his word.  He never turned his back on anyone, even when trouble was stirred.  Grandpa knew everyone loved him be-cause of the love he showed to us.  I'll never forget the things he taught me, this you can trust.  Grandpa had many experiences, some were good,  some were bad.  But, when looked into his eyes, it would remind me that he's the best think I've ever had.  A man with his sense of humor is very hard to find.  This, along with everything else made him one of a kind.  You cannot find a more fair man within a million miles, the proof to this is to simply say his name; then you can judge from all the smiles.  Grandpa, we miss you so very much.  You'll never know how dearly we'll miss your tender touch.
    Written by David Mora, a grandson.

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