Helen Rose Sander (Nieland) 1912-2009
Mrs. Lawrence G. Nieland

The Carroll Daily Times Herald, February 27, 2009

BREDA—Mass of the Christian burial for Helen R. Nieland of Breda, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2009, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda.

Mrs. Nieland, 97, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

The Rev. Joe Dillinger will preside at the Mass. Lectors will be Sister Ione Nieland and Ruth Tigges. Gift bearers will be Julie Tigges-Bornong, Lori Snyder, Jan Stork and Mary Jo Wellenstein. Eucharistic ministers will be Sister Ione Nieland, Gene Nieland and Ethel Unger.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Nieland, Dan Nieland, Steve Nieland, Doug Tigges, Dr. Michael Tigges, Dr. Russell Tigges, Peter Cousseau Jr. and Paul Unger.

Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery at Breda.

Visitation starts at 2:30 and the St. Bernard Ladies Guild will lead a rosary at 3 Sunday afternoon at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. St. Bernard Parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7 Sunday night at the funeral home.

A daughter of Joe and Mary (Lemker) Sander, she was born Feb. 16, 1912, at Maple River, grew up and attended St. Francis Catholic School there then did domestic work for area families.

She and Lawrence Nieland were married Jan. 17, 1933, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Maple River.

The Nielands farmed southeast of Breda. Mrs. Nieland was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and Ladies Guild and enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, playing cards, embroidering and crocheting.

Survivors include six children: Gene Nieland and wife Becky of Breda, Ruth Tigges and husband Leon of Carroll, Lois Cousseau and husband Peter of New York City, N.Y., Sister Ione Nieland FSPA of Carroll, Ethel Unger and husband Tom of Silverton, Ore., and Duane Nieland of Carroll; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Frances Sander, of Carroll.

Mrs. Nieland was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence, in October 2003; a son, Larry Nieland; a daughter-in-law, Connie Nieland; four brothers: Joe, Leonard, Alois and Tony Sander; and five sisters: Johanna Middendorf, Caroline Leiting, Marie Ludwig, Bertha Vonnahme and Viola Sander in infancy.


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