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Nieland, Elmer E. 1927-1988


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 8/7/2009 at 19:16:53

Elmer Nieland

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 10, 1988 for Elmer Nieland. Father John Moran and Father Steven Meyer were celebrants for the 11 a.m. service at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Monona. Special music by Barbara Ruff and St. Patrick's Catholic Church Choir. Burial was in St. Patrick's Church Cemetery. Schultz's Funeral Home, Monona, was in charge of services.

Elmer Edward Nieland was born May 5, 1927 in Luxemburg, IA to parents Edward and Lena Welter Nieland. He died Wednesday, December 7, 1988 at Prairie Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien, WI.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He received his education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Garnavillo. He served in the U. S. Army from 1945 to 1947 both in the states and Germany.

June 26, 1951 he married Adele Elizabeth Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo. The couple had 7 children. Elmer worked for John Deere and Dubuque Packing Co. They lived in Dubuque and Osterdock. In January, 1956, they moved to their farm in Giard Twp., Clayton County. Elmer farmed there for 32 years. He was a member of Monona AMVETS Post 27 and the Knights of Columbus.

Preceding him in death was his father and his wife, Adele, who died Sept. 15, 1988.

Surviving are 4 sons, Dennis, Tama, Donald and Dean, Monona, David, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; 3 daughters, Teresa Graham, Minneapolis, MN, Mary Jane Drahn, Farmersburg, and Kimberly Nieland, Monona; 6 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Lena Nieland, Guttenberg; 2 brothers, LaVern, Guttenberg and Raymond, Hazel Green, WI and 2 sisters, Armella Nuehring, Guttenberg and Rosemary Neumann, Dubuque.

Pallbearers were Allen Leas, Jim McNally, Irving Horns, Milton Nelson, Lee Allen Johanningmeier, David Bartz, Wesley Monseurd and Joe Kafer.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping from my mother's obituary collection.


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