Robert Niemeyer

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WAPAKONETA — Robert Henry Niemeyer, 84, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence, following a short illness.

He was born July 28, 1929, in Moulton, Ohio, the son of Gustave and Elsie (Buddemeyer) Niemeyer.

He married Mary L. Rohr on November 7, 1949, in New Knoxville, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Debra (David) McFeely, of Fort Loramie, Ohio, Dale (Barb) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville, Dana Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta, and Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta. He is survived by nine grandchildren, Ben (Niki) Niemeyer, Kristen (Joe) Harting, Shawn McFeely, Philip (Jamie) Niemeyer, Adam (Erika) Niemeyer, Ashley Niemeyer, Chad (Alexa) Niemeyer, Cole Niemeyer and Alison Niemeyer; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katelyn, Madison, Aiden, Haley, Taylor, Brandon and AJ. He is survived by his brother, George (Connie) Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta; his sister, Donna Mann, of Wapakoneta; and sister Julie (Vernon) Paul, of New Bremen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and by one sister, Martha Strasburg.

Robert graduated from Wapakoneta High School, was a lifelong farmer and retired from the Wapakoneta Post Office, where he was a rural carrier. He was a lifelong member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where he had served as a deacon and elder of the Church.

Funeral rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial gifts may be given to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the Church or Wilson Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to Robert's family via

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014