225 W. Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869

James H. Nieter February 27, 1946 - July 15, 2019

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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.

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.


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    Jeff Chisholm says

    My condolences to all of the family and friends of Jim Nieter. I’ve known Jim for about 17 years and have worked with him at Setex during that span. He was a great man with an even greater personality. I loved joking around with him and talking about football. You will be missed, Jimmy!

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    Pam Reed says

    This is such sad news. I met Jim when I started work at Setex in 1991. He was always very pleasant and friendly and a few years later when we worked in the same department, I found out that he was also very helpful and always someone you could count on. He will be missed very much. He is gone much too soon. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

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    Karen Klay says

    My sympathies to the entire family. I worked with Jim for many years at Setex and was excited for him when he retired to be able to travel and visit his family and especially enjoy his Grandchildren. Jim was a go to person to get things done in the Materials Dept. and was a straight up guy. He will be missed.

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    Alice Hartwig says

    Peg and Don, my sympathy to you and your entire family..

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    Jean Mueller says

    Rest In Peace, Jim. I have only happy memories of a kind and gentle person. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

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    Jim Elking says

    Great memories of days on the farm playing football and slinging hog poop. 4-H club and the 2 room school at the township house were some of my early associations with your Dad/brother. I think the last time I spoke with Jim was in regard to how our respective mothers were doing. My sympathies to the family.

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    Ken & Regina Sudman says

    Our sympathy to.jims family we will be out of town on Saturday

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