Alan L Nees Obituary
Alan L. Nees

CORY -- Alan L. Nees, 64, of Cory died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday,Dec. 17, 2002, in his home.  After 24 years, he retired Sept. 30, 1988, as a senior correctional officer from Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary and a bus commander, logging over 1,000,000 miles. 
He was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Terre Haute, to Irvin Nees and Agnes Modesitt Nees.  His wife, Linda Knust, whom he married, Jan. 7, 1956, died July 24, 1996.  Survivors include his mother, Agnes Nees of Cory; three daughters, Kathy Booe and her husband, Richard Booe of Brazil, Karla Runyon and her husband, Greg Runyon of Center Point and Kim Gerber and her husband, Mike Gerber of Cory; one son, Keith Alan Nees and his wife, Debbie Nees of Brazil; one sister, Carolyn Knox and her husband, Don Knox of Brazil; 10 grandchildren, Matt Booe and his wife, Erin Booe, Katrina Clark and her husband, Scot Clark, Justin Runyon, Jacob Dyer, Jason Phillips and his wife, LaBreeska Phillips, Rusty Phillips, Heather Runyon and her fiance, Ty Robbins, Zachary Alan Cochran, Elliot Booe, and Mika Gerber; five great-grandchildren, Kourtney Clark, Lyndee Clark and Ginny Clark, Kaylee Phillips and Mackenzie Phillips; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Sue Morlan.  
He was also preceded in death by his father; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emerson "Cookie" Knust and Florence Knust; and one brother-in-law, Joe Knust. He was a 1956 graduate of Cory High School.  He was a member of Cory Zion Church, Scottish Rite, Lodge 340 Free and Accepted Masons, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 22 and nine-year member of the Indiana Air National Guard. He was an avid sprint car-racing fan and loved fishing.  He enjoyed portraying Santa Claus and enjoyed his cocker spaniel, Lady.  Services are 2 p.m. Monday in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City, with the Rev. John Thompson officiating.  Burial is in Cory Zion Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Updated:  03/12/2005