Wilbur L. "Tyke" Niedfeldt

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  • "I adore this nice man now he is now gone we loved this man..."
    - Debra Kallin
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Wilbur L. "Tyke" Niedfeldt, 75, of Wanamingo, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Riverview Services Home in Wanamingo.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, with Pastor Christopher Culuris officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be on Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse, Wis.

Wilbur Lee Niedfeldt was born Oct. 29, 1938, in rural Goodhue County, to Wilbur H. and Doris R. (nee Ziebell) Niedfeldt. Wilbur's mother died when Wilbur was 13, and he was placed in foster care. Over the years, he lived in several different institutions and in the late 1970s, he moved to Riverview Manor in Wanamingo. Wilbur continued to live at the Riverview Services Home until his death. Wilbur worked at the Pro Act Day Program of Red Wing for many years.

He loved to go fishing, any outdoor activities and watching cowboy movies.

Wilbur is survived by his brother, Gary "Big Guy" (Gail) Niedfeldt of Montrose, Colo.; sister, DeAnn Hardwick of Canton, Ga.; special friend, Gail Holmberg; cousins, Pat Boehlke, Mary Niedfeldt, Phil and Judy DuLac, Bob and Donna Niedfeldt and Jack and Kathy Niedfeldt; special extra family, Fred and Peggy Teigen, Andy (Cassie) Meyer, Alex (Darci) Meyer and Connor Teigen; and all the staff of Riverview Services that helped care for Wilbur over the years.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Wilbur and aunt and uncle, Florence and Fred Niedfeldt.

Funeral Home
Mahn Family Funeral Homes Inc/Larson Chapel
1475 Jefferson Dr
Zumbrota, MN 55992
(507) 732-5444
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Apr. 17, 2014