Johnnie C. Nitschke

November 21, 1946 - October 30, 2011
Johnnie C. Nitschke


Johnnie Cole Nitschke of Wilmington passed away peacefully Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Trinity Grove surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born November 21, 1946 in White Oak, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late John E. Cole and Billie Cole Winebar.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Oswald Paul Nitschke and daughters, Eva (Greg) Johnson and Karen (Tony) Godfrey. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Sue Guyton (Dural), Carol Davis (Norwood), Mary Cole, Doxiene Smith (Randy), and Debbie Jones, (Eddie).

She devoted her life to caring for her loved ones and family. Her profession was that of a medical transcriptionist. She worked for NHRMC many years as well as several other physicians’ offices. A 40 year plus member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she served several terms as Worthy Matron of Federal Point Chapter #361 OES. She was a Charter Member of both Cape Fear Chapter #346 and AREME Chapter #372. One of her proudest accomplishments was serving as District Deputy Grand Matron for the 9th District in 2000 – 2001.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wilmington Funeral Chapel where services will be held Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Teachey officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or Trinity Grove, 631 Junction Creek Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412.

God Saw You…
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through, so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain,
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.
Author Unknown

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  • November 04, 2011
    Brenda Henson Locklear says:
    Mary, I am so sorry for your loss of your sister. I will be thinking of you and your family. Brenda Henson Locklear

  • November 03, 2011
    Cypress Cianfarra says:
    I am thinking of the family. I pray you find comfort in the memories you have of Johnnie. Johnnie will remain in my heart forever and I thank the family so much for all you have done for me.

  • November 03, 2011
    Mary Eloise Cashwell Strickland says:
    Johnnie and I went to school together in Elizabethtown, NC,I have not seen her in years, but have many good memories about her and the family. My brothers an dI worked to Mr. Cole, he was such a kind person. May your family know we are so sorry for your loss.