James W. Nigbor, 73, Stevens Point, the former owner of Nigbor Furs in Stevens Point, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. Greg Bohren officiating.
Burial will be in St. Stephen Catholic Church Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Memorials will be established in his name for the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County, the Salvation Army and Operation Bootstrap.
Condolences may be available online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Nigbor was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Ben and Kay (Gething) Nigbor. He attended St. Stephen School and P.J. Jacobs High School. He was a 1958 graduate of Kentucky Military Institute High School. He earned a business/finance degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
He served in the National Guard.
He was married to Mary Ann Cwiklo on Jan. 27, 1968, in Eau Claire.
After graduating from college he returned to the area and began his career at Nigbor Furs. He served as president/owner of Nigbor Furs from 1968 until its sale in 1986.
Since that time he has been a self investor.
He served on the board of directors of the local Boys and Girls Club, YMCA and rang the bells for the Salvation Army for years.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Steve, Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Kari (Don) Grassman, Shawano; and two grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John.