Leo Benedict Nieland 1904-1992

The Breda News, December, 1992

Leo B. Nieland, 88, of Breda, died unexpectedly early Sunday, Dec. 20, 1992, at his residence of an apparent heart condition.

Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. Celebrant was Father Thomas Hart.

Lectors were Jodi Brincks and Brenda Bahrke. Gift bearers were Cindy Gramowski, Deb Dunn and Mary Jo Schettler. Mass Servers were Cory Gramowski and Ryan Borer and eucharistic minister was Dale Mueggenberg.

Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Casket bearers were Tim Nieland, Russ Nieland, Dean Bruning, Dan Bruning, Robert Nieland and Dean Gramowski.

Honorary casket bearers were Clarence Ludwig, Clarence Tiefenthaler, Elmer Grote, Carl Snyder, Ott Boeckman and Roger Nieland.

Mr. Nieland was born Oct. 27, 1904, at Breda, a son of Henry Joseph and Agnes (Ahrling) Nieland. He spent his entire lifetime in the Breda community and attended St. Bernard schools.

On Aug. 21, 1929, he was married to Florence Mueggenberg at St. Bernard Church in Breda by Father Joseph Schulte. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on a farm south of Breda until 1955, when they moved to their present home in Breda.

Mr. Nieland was a member of St. Bernard Parish in Breda, Breda Senior Citizens and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Breda; three sons, Norman Nieland and his wife, Gladys, of Breda, Melvin Nieland and his wife, Donita, of Carroll, and Dr. Leo Nieland and his wife Dorothy, of Denver, Colo.; one daughter Marita Bruning and her husband, Delmar, of Breda; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Nieland and his wife, Helen, of Breda; and two sisters, Mary Nieland of Breda and Ceal Huegerich and her husband, Lawrence of Breda.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tony Nieland.

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