Mr. Nieto was born June 30, 1927, in Floresville to Aurora (Zuniga) and Jose Nieto. He married Maria Isabel Lopez in Laredo on July 6, 1959, and was a construction worker by profession. He worked for Heldenfelds Construction for many years and was a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Aurora Nieto; his wife, Maria Isabel Nieto; a granddaughter, Ermalinda Perez; a sister, Julia Muñoz; a brother, Pablo Nieto; and a step-brother, Victor Cuevas.
Survivors include three daughters, Eladia (Alejandro) Lopez of George West, Lupita (Eliseo) Perez of Jourdanton and Alice (Saul) Lopez of Dallas; nine grandchildren, Brenda, Jessica, Ashley, Erica, Robin, Erika, Eliseo Jr., Ernest and Caleb; three great-granddaughters; a brother, Jesus Nieto of Cuero; and two sisters, Emma (Victor) Juarez and Dora (Fortunado) Meza, both of George West.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Chapel in George West. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. George Catholic Church with Father George Johnson officiating. Burial followed in St. George Cemetery.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Three Rivers.