Life Story / Obituary
July 9, 1948 – January 23, 2022
Michael J. Nilles, 73, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022 at home. He was born in Madison on July 9, 1948, son of James and Ruth Nilles.
Mike received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1975 and went on to practice intellectual property, trade practices, and unfair competition law at Nilles & Nilles, S.C. in Milwaukee.
Mike grew up the eldest in a family of six children and showed a passion for history, nature, photography and cars. He was an avid skier and a lifelong equestrian who cared deeply for animals. Mike loved spending time outdoors at “The Farm” in Caledonia where he lived and raised his own family. He was loved and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his three children, Christopher (Tania) Nilles, Kevin Nilles and Jessica (Kevin Romanski) Nilles; grandsons, Samuel and Nathan Nilles; and former wife, Diane (David Allard) Nilles. Mike is also survived by his father, two brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
No service is immediately planned. Memorials to the Racine County Humane Society have been suggested.