Matilda Mary Thelen (Nieland)  1910-1984
Mrs. Herman A. Nieland 

The Breda News, May 16, 1984

Mrs. Herman (Matilda) Nieland, 73, of rural Breda, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 13, at her home of an apparent heart attack.

Mass of the Christian Burial was concelebrated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 1984, at St. Bernard church in Breda, with the Revs. Ed Girres and Richard Birdsall as celebrants. A grandson, Gary Schwery, was lector; mass servers were grandsons Brad and Kenny Nieland and Kurt Muhlbauer and great-grandchildren, Chad and Mathew Kirby and Traci Klass, were gift-bearers. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons: Dan Venteicher, Ken, Tim, Chad and Barry Nieland, and Rick Muhlbauer. Honor guards were formed at the church by the Breda American Legion Auxiliary and the Breda Senior Citizens Club.

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

Mrs. Nieland is survived by her husband, Herman, Breda; five sons: Robert, Sergeant Bluff, IA; James, Omaha, NE; Ray, Breda; Tom, Wichita, KS, and Michael Nieland, Carroll; six daughters: Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Venteicher, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Betty Schwery, Carroll; Mrs. Gene (Judy) Muhlbauer, Halbur; Jane Nieland, Ankeny; Mrs. Cletus (Pat) Anthofer, Gray, and LuAnne Nieland, Wall Lake; 36 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Carol; a son Charles; six grandchildren; a sister, Kate Stallman, and a son-in-law, Galen Schwery.

Mrs. Nieland was born June 8, 1910, at Breda, a daughter of P.H. and Lena Wessling Thelen, She grew up in the Breda area and attended St. Bernard schools. On November 1, 1928, she was married to Herman Nieland at the cathedral in Sioux City, by the Rev. Julius J. Berger.

After their marriage, they farmed three and three-quarters of a mile northwest of Breda, their present home. They celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1978. She was a member of St. Bernard church, the Ladies Guild, The Breda Legion Auxiliary, the Breda Senior Citizens Club, Golden Circle Club of Carroll, and was a Gold Star mother.

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