JAMES H. NIETER, age 73
of New Bremen, died unexpectedly at his residence on July 15, 2019. He was born on February 27, 1946 in St. Marys, the son of the late Virgel H. and Mary Ann (Fischer) Nieter. He had formerly been married to Phyllis (Gdula) Nieter who survives in Union, Ohio. Also surviving are his children: Tony (Scarlet) Nieter of Kalispell, Montana, Jack (Michelle Ballman) Nieter of Miamisburg, Ohio, John (Kristin) Nieter of Homewood, Illinois, Denise (Kory) Nieter-Kruse of Delphos, Ohio, Danielle Nieter of San Leandro, California, Samantha (C.J.) Pike of Marion, Ohio, his ten grandchildren: Sophia, Raquel, and Natalie Nieter, Evan and Elizabeth Nieter, Alexa (Tara Lowe) and Braytan (Kayla) Kruse, Callie, Lillie, and James Pike, and his great-grandchildren: Liliana Hanf and Brayla Kruse, as well as his sisters: Peggy (Don) Leugers of New Bremen, and Jane (Steve) Clark of Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Jim was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, and he served his country in the National Guard. Jim maintained the family farm for many years while also serving the community as Auglaize County Dog Warden. After that chapter, Jim continued a career at Setex (St. Mary’s) for decades until his retirement in 2017. Jim was a quiet but loving man who enjoyed taking fishing and hunting trips with his family. He also enjoyed traveling around the country to visit his children which allowed him to attend his grandchildren’s various activities.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 1:00PM until 3:00PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.