Louis Nagy

Died Oct. 1, 2018


Louis Nagy, 95, of Brown City passed away Oct. 1, 2018. He was born in Detroit on Oct. 8, 1922. His family moved to Sterling when he was 4 years old.

In 1951, Lou and his family built the theater in Brown City at the same time he was working as a mechanic for Brown City’s Ford garage. The theater was converted to Nagy’s Bowling Lanes in 1957.

During his 67 years as a local resident he built five houses in the Brown City area. He was the modern Woodmen Insurance Company representative and later sold real estate.

As the last surviving charter member of the Brown City Rotary Club, Lou was a member of Brown City’s First United Methodist Church for years and Masonic Lodge 409. Lou also built, owned and operated a campground and canoe livery, during summers on the Rifle River from 1975-1988. Lou’s favorite pastimes were restoring and driving antique vehicles, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Barbara Browne Nagy. Together they have four children, Alan (Ellen Cadden) Nagy of Conway, S.C., Jeanne (John) Fisher of Mount Pleasant, Janice (David) Muxlow of Brown City and Joyce (Stephen) Bishop of Winchester, Va.

Barbara and Lou have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Kolevar of Standish; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Nagy of Tawas.

Visitation for Lou will be held at the Brown City Missionary Church on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Brown City Missionary Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Hospice of Marlette or the Brown City United Methodist Church.


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