Adolph Norman Niemeier


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Updated: Mon, 05 May 2014 05:19:44 CST



Adolph Norman "Jim" Niemeier, was born to Clara (Boettcher) and Adolf Niemeier on October 10, 1926 near Bremen, Kansas. He departed this life on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska.

Jim was baptized October 31, 1926 at the Afton Church a few miles south of the Niemeier family and confirmed on April 6, 1941 at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor C.R. Goldenstein at Hanover, Kansas.

He received his formal education attending the Hanover High School until his sophomore years, as it was necessary for him to leave school and help his father and brother with farming, as his two brothers were drafted for World War II. He returned to complete high school and following his graduation he attended Kansas State College for one year.

Jim was united in marriage with Edna Wollenberg on July 8, 1951 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hanover, Kansas. They made their home on the river bottom farm south of Hanover for eleven years. On March 9, 1961 they moved to their farm west of Bladen where they resided for the next fifty-two years, until March 9, 2010 where they moved to the Good Samaritan Center at Hastings. In 1962, they marriage was blessed with a son, James J. who joined the family, and in 1967, Cathy Ann completed their circle.

Jim possessed a lifelong passion and love for the farm. In his leisure time he collected Aladdin Lamps and he also had a gun collection. While living on the farm Jim had a best friend and the companionship of a dog.

Left to treasure his memory are his loving wife, Edna of Hastings, Nebraska; his son, James Niemeier and wife Jonny of Omaha, Nebraska; a daughter, Cathy Ringler and husband Mike of Omaha; three grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Niemeier and Deanna Ringler; a sister, Mildred Nienaber of Boulder, Colorado; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., May 8, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Joshua Lowe and Rev. James Witt officiating. Interment will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to service time at the church.

Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970

Phone: 402-746-2500