May 1, 1923 – March 31, 2015
Clarence L. Niemeyer, age 91, of Lampasas, Texas entered into rest on Tuesday March 31, 2015. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin with Ludy Manthei officiating. Interment will follow at the St Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 3, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Niemeyer was the 7th child out of 11 children born to John A. and Martha (Locke) Niemeyer in Weimar, Texas on May 1, 1923. He grew up on the family farm in Otto, TX. At the age of 19 he joined the US Army on Feb. 24, 1943 and served as a Scout in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during World War II. He received the following decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and 2 Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and 1 Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct medal, Purple Heart, American Theatre Ribbon, and Victory Medal. After being wounded in the Philippines, Mr. Niemeyer returned to New Guinea, and then to Chickasha, Oklahoma where he was hospitalized for a year recovering from wounds in his right arm and side. Upon returning home, he met Ruby Kroll; they married on May 8, 1947 and were married for 60 loving years.
Mr. Niemeyer worked for the VA Hospital in Marlin as a surgical nurse and EKG technician while raising four children. He retired in 1980 and played on his farm with his cattle, doves, sheep, goats, ducks, and fish. Mr. Niemeyer cared for people at work, his neighbors, family members, and his animals. After Ruby’s passing in 2007, he moved to Lampasas in 2008. Mr. Niemeyer was active at the First United Methodist Church, Disciple Bible Study, and at Rollins Brook Community Hospital where he was a volunteer. People would drive by his apartment and take pictures of him in the middle of a herd of deer as he fed the deer by hand. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and playing dominoes. Mr. Niemeyer was preceded in death by his parents; John and Martha Niemeyer, wife: Ruby Niemeyer, daughter-in-law; Rosie Niemeyer, brothers and sisters; Arnold Niemeyer, Ferdinand Niemeyer, Laura Neumann, Carrie Neumann, Martha Drews, Pearl Grams, Johnny Niemeyer, William Niemeyer, and Mamie Stringer.
Mr. Niemeyer is survived by his sister; Violet Grossman of Garland, TX., his children; Sharren Hassell and husband Larry of Belgrade, Montana, Sydney Niemeyer and finance, Irene Eavey, of Rosenberg, TX., Joni Peterson and husband, John, of League City, TX., and Brenda Lumpkin and husband George of Lampasas, TX. Fifteen Grandchildren; Gary Hassell, Erin Stolle, Paul Long, Melanie, Engelhardt, Bonnie Newton, Tommy Niemeyer, Julie Niemeyer, Katy Viccellio, Jack Peterson, Ken Peterson, Chris Hammack, Rachel Hammack, Angela Barron, Daniel Lumpkin, and John Lumpkin. Spouses of Grandchildren; Lidia Hassell, Brent Stolle, Renee Sanchez, Tim Engelhardt, Merle Newton, Misty Niemeyer, Ben Viccellio, and Carlos Barron. Seventeen Great-Grandchildren: Trevor, Nathan, and Grace Hassell, Dean and Graham Stolle, Sergio, Christopher, and Stephanie Sanchez, Satie, Abbie, Emily, and Zachary Engelhardt, Jonathan, Michael, Kelsey, and Mathew Newton, and Johnny Peterson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans.
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