Martha Niess

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, for Martha Niess (nee Veith) of Mequon.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon. The Rev. Lee Nanfeldt will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Memorials to the Alliance Bible Church Benevolence Fund will be appreciated. For online condolences, please go to

Martha was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, to the late Johann Georg and the late Anna Barbara Veith (nee Weber).

Martha loved gardening with her husband, Waldemar, and had a passion for cooking. She also had a green thumb, developing many beautiful summer flower gardens along with dozens of indoor plants. To her this was extremely fulfilling.

Martha is survived by her husband, Waldemar; children, Thomas (Marilou) Niess of Mequon and Ralph (Eva) Niess of Glendale, Ariz.; and is further survived by nieces and nephews in New York and Germany, and many dear friends.