Lawrence Gerhard Nieland 1907-2003

The Breda News, October 29, 2003

Lawrence Nieland, age 96, of Breda, died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at the Centers for Long Term Care in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a., Thursday, October 30, 2003, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. The Celebrant will be Father James Smith.

Lectors will be Ruth Tigges, Gene Nieland and Ethel Unger. Gift bearers will be Julie Tigges-Bornong, Lori Snyder, Jan Stork, and Mary Jo Wellenstein. Mass servers will be Samantha Snyder, Michelle Nieland, and Christopher Nieland. Eucharistic minister will be Sister Ione Nieland.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Nieland, Dan Nieland, Steve Nieland, Dr. Michael Tigges, Dr. Russell Tigges, Doug Tigges and Mark Unger.

Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by the parish.

Mr. Nieland was born on February 10, 1907, at Breda, the son of Henry Joseph and Agnes (Ahrling) Nieland. He attended county schools and St. Bernard's School in Breda. He was married to Helen Sander on January 17, 1933, at St. Francis Church in Maple River. The couple farmed the family farm southeast of Breda their entire married life. Mr. Nieland entered the nursing home four years age. He was a member of St. Bernard Parish at Breda. He enjoyed farming, gardening, playing cards, playing bingo and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Breda; children: Gene Nieland and his wife, Becky, of Breda, Ruth Tigges and her husband, Leon, of Carroll, Louis [sic] Cousseau and her husband, Peter, of New York City, Sister Ione Nieland, FSPA of Ames, Ethel Unger and her husband, Tom, of Silverton, Oregon, and Duane Nieland of Carroll; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Lawrence Huegerich of Breda; and sister-in-law, Frances Sander of Carroll.

          Photo: Lawrence and Helen Nieland on their 70th wedding anniversary, January 2003

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Nieland; daughter-in-law, Connie Nieland; brothers: Anton and Leo Nieland, and a brother, Joseph, in infancy; and sisters, Cecilia Huegerich and Mary Nieland.

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