Edward Reeger Nitzsche, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife, Carol Nitzsche; daughters, Brenda Nitzsche Brooks, Kristina Nitzsche Savugot; sons, Ren and Kurt Nitzsche; grandsons, Nathan Brooks, Ren II and Ian, Tyler and Braden Nitzsche, Luke, Lawson, Kole, and Keaten Ritz; great grandchildren, Cooper and Landry Brooks. Funeral Service: Monday, August 5, 2019 at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gideons International. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.