Lawrence A. Nieland Jr.  1942-1972

The Breda News, April 1972

Requiem mass for Larry A. Nieland, 29, of Breda was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard's Church here by the Rev. Msgr. John C. Doherty.

Other priests in the sanctuary were the Revs. Henry Meyer of Dedham, Francis Nemmers, Willey, J.P. Hausmann, and Dennis Sefcik of Breda. Msgr. Doherty also conducted the graveside rites at St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alfred Schroeder, Irwin, Snyder, Lowell Wuebker, Joe Fossing, Henry Freking and John Wittry.

The Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning Post 607, American Legion formed an honor guard at the church and also accorded military honors at the cemetery, under command of Ed Polking.

Relatives and friend attended the funeral from Colfax, West Des Moines, Varina, Marion, Sac City, Coon Rapids, Dedham, Willey, Manilla, Carroll, Auburn, Arcadia, Vail, Cherokee, Maple River, Mt. Carmel, Westside and Halbur.

The Sharp Funeral Home of Breda was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nieland was killed in an accident on the farm of his brother, Eugene Nieland, southeast of Breda Tuesday morning, April 18.

A son of Lawrence Nieland, he was born at Carroll, June 25, 1942, and spent his youth in the Breda vicinity. He graduated from St. Bernard's High School, Breda, and Catholic University, Washington, D.C. In 1965 he entered the U.S. Army and spent a year and a half in the Saigon vicinity of Vietnam. Following his discharge in 1967 he returned to Breda and was engaged in farming five miles southeast of Breda. He was a member of St. Bernard parish and of the local American Legion post.

Surviving are his parents, of Breda and the following brothers and sisters: Eugene of Breda; Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Tigges of Carroll; Mrs. Peter (Lois) Cousseau, of New York, N.Y.; Sr. Ione Nieland of St. Joseph School, Dedham; Mrs. Tom (Ethel) Unger of Silverton, Ore.; and Duane at home.

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