August was born to Edward and Alvina (Erichsen) Nitzschke on April 8, 1915, in rural Remsen. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Marcus in 1915. He was confirmed April 13, 1930, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen.
He married Loretta Maass Aug. 29, 1940, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen.
August was a 4-H leader for the Remsen Ramblers, a school director of the Meadow Township Country School and a Farm Bureau director for many years. He held various offices at Christ Lutheran Church. His church was a very important part of his life.
August and Loretta lived and farmed northeast of Remsen for 42 years before moving to Remsen.
He enjoyed fishing, swinging on his outdoor swing, spending time with children, cooking and baking in his later years. He was so proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments and spending time with his family and friends.
August is survived by two sons and a daughter, Robert (Nancy Klashen) Nitzschke of Yankton, S.D., and Rodney (Cheri Harpenau) Nitzschke and Carolyn (Steve Niehus), both of Remsen; five grandchildren, Cindy (Jay Sohler), of Yankton, S.D., Michael (Katy Gogerty) Niehus, of Polk City, Brian Niehus, of Sioux City, Alicia (Alex Hoffman) and Aaron Nitzschke, of Remsen; great-grandchildren Clayton, Tyler and Corbin Sohler, Braya Niehus and Harper Niehus; one brother, Lloyd (Gloria) Nitzschke, of Rock Rapids; a sister-in-law, Joann Nitzschke, of Remsen; and brothers-in-law, Joe Ritchie, of Le Mars, Floyd (Edna) Maass, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kenneth (Bethene) Maass and Arnold (Sharon) Maass of Remsen.
He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta; his parents; his brothers, Lyle and Donald, and his sisters Lucille Anderson and Dorothy Presuhn.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating. Visitation will be at the church Friday beginning at 4 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Casketbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.