Maceo Xavier Niehaus(March 2, 1996 - May 14, 2013)



Maceo Niehaus of Port Angeles passed away on May 14, 2013.

He was born on March 2, 1996, in Valdez, Alaska. He lived most of his life in Port Angeles and considered it his home.

He attended school through the 10th grade and Camp Outlook Boot Camp.

Maceo loved life and was never afraid to hit it going full throttle. He was considered to be the youngest cyclist to ever complete all of the Black Diamond Trails at just 14 years old. He enjoyed bike-jumping, skateboarding, music, fishing, camping and quad-riding.

Maceo was never shy and was always willing to help people.

He leaves behind the man he always considered to be his dad, Nat Niehaus; his mother, Miranda Lee Cedar; his stepmother, Kristen (Cowly) Niehaus; his grandma Ricki L. Niehaus; his uncle, Ron E. Leppanen; his grandma Marlene E. VanBuskirk; his brothers, Devon Kompkoff, Ordez Kompkoff and Trey Edgley; and sisters Angel Niehaus and Kim Edgley.

He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins behind, as well.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Ella Beck, his grandfather Walter Rogers; his aunt, Misty L. Niehaus; and his grandfather Ron Kompkoff.

Maceo leaves a hole in the lives of everyone who loved him — his friends, family, the members of Lighthouse Christian Church — and everyone else who was touched by his smile, his vibrant personality and his willingness to help.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 9, 2013