Lester F. Niewoehner (1913 - 2009)


HAWKEYE – Lester F. Niewoehner, 95, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union, from natural causes.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hawkeye, with burial in Hawkeye Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.beckermilnesrettig.com
Lester Friederich, the son of Henry and Minnie (Schlatter) Niewoehner, was born July 18, 1913 in Hawkeye, Iowa. Lester married Hazel Henniges on Nov. 18, 1936 at Maynard. She preceded him in death on June 5, 1998. Lester and Hazel farmed southwest of Hawkeye for many years. They moved into Hawkeye in 1967.
Lester is survived by his son, Dean (Marilyn) of Hawkeye; two daughters, Jean (Paul) Nuss of Hawkeye; and June (Fred) Ruedy of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; his parents; and three sisters, Norma Hoeger, Doris Henniges and Sally Shermer.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 29 to June 1, 2009