Niles Kenneth Brill

Niles Kenneth Brill passed on April 13, 2018. Services will be held at the chapel of Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist on Wednesday, April 18th, at 3 p.m. 

Born March 23, 1921, on a farm just outside Kiel, Wisconsin, Niles Kenneth Brill passed on April 13, 2018.  The elder child of Ruby Engel & Arthur ‘AJ’ Brill, he was active in all aspects of high school life, and the “emcee” & “instigator” for every reunion.  After attending the College of the School of Mines in Platteville, WI, he completed his fourth year & degree at Missouri School of Mines.

During the War, Niles came to Baytown to work for Humble Oil.  He worked in the refinery and the chemical plant until his retirement in 1982. 

In his early years he met his wife, Irene Menking Brill, a perk from eating at her mother, Jennie’s, boarding house.  Theirs was a happy union, with two children, Larry & Lola.  Upon retirement Niles and Irene moved to Wimberley until her death in January, 1987.

 Niles then married Jeannette Tiedemann Brill, a college sweetheart.  They were happily married almost 16 years, dividing their year between Wisconsin and Texas until her death in February, 2003. 

In March, 2004, Niles married his third sweetheart, Maydell Williams Brill. Together they traveled from Nova Scotia to Alaska & Hawaii, with many happy adventures.

Niles had a great sense of humor.  Once he got a twinkle in his eye, the laughter was sure to follow!  He had an inquisitive mind and keen intellect.  Always a gentleman, he had an incredible wit to fit any circumstance.  He enjoyed cribbage and other games, along with camping, fishing and hunting, bowling & woodworking.

Niles is survived by his wife, Maydell, and his children, Larry (Cindy) Brill, and Lola (Frank) Putnam, and Maydell’s daughters, Karen Cross, Linda Williams, and Susan Ehlig; sister Lois Luedke, cousin Gloria Engel, five grandchildren: Jana (Erik) Sayler, Alita (Knud) Hermansen, Allisa (Andy) Hovis, Ryan (Marley) Brill and Isaac (Corie) Putnam, and twelve great grandchildren.  Nieces Barbara (Dave) Kolar, Carol (Dan) Williams, Jennie Hogan, and nephews Scott (Diane) Luedke and Doug (Jon) Luedke and Al (Crystal) Badgley.

Services will be held at the chapel of Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist on Wednesday, April 18th, at 3 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, in Niles’ name.

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