Services held for sister of Kate Ungerer


Services held for sister of Kate Ungerer

Marilyn Niemann, 76, of Fredericksburg died Tuesday June 4, 2013, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. 

Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Ronnie Koch officiating. 

Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg, with Jason Byrne, John Ficcadenti, Dave Ungerer, Darren Corson, Larry Kuecker and Ray Armbrecht as casket bearers. 

Arrangements were handled by Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.  

Marilyn Ann (Weidemann) Niemann was born May 30, 1937, in Sumner. She was the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Lempke) Weidemann. 

She received her education in Hawkeye, graduating from the Hawkeye High School in 1956. After high school she worked in Waterloo for Rath Packing Co.

On Jan. 4, 1959, she was united in marriage to Gary Lee Niemann at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. To this union four children were born. The couple made Fredericksburg their home. 

Marilyn worked for Meinerz Creamery, the local grocery store and Beatrice Foods in Fredericksburg. She retired in 1999 after 22 years with Beatrice. 

On Nov. 1, 1996, at the age of 59, her husband, Gary, died. 

Marilyn was a Cub Scout den mother for many years. She also was a member of Lydia Circle at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. 

She enjoyed her card club and the festivities associated with it. She loved time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family as a devoted mother and grandmother who had a very strong faith. 

In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by a son, Stephen (Peggy) Niemann of Fredericksburg; three daughters, Kimberly (John) Ficcadenti of White Bear Lake, Minn., Stefanie Niemann of Cedar Falls and Suzette (Jason) Byrne of Lawler; seven grandchildren, Carly Niemann, Kelly Niemann, Johanna Ficcadenti, Francesaca Ficcadenti, Jaycie Byrne, Braylene Byrne and Miya Byrne; a sister, Kathryn (Mervin) Ungerer of Hawkeye; two sisters-in-law, KaRene (Don) Lehman of Bend, Ore., and Fonda Corson of Bettendorf.

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