Adeline Niemeier

Adeline Niemeier, 70, of County Road QQ in St. Peter died on March 16, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family, after a six-year battle with cancer.

Adeline was born on March 10, 1936 in rural Kewaskum to Anton and Ann Steahler Herriges. On Nov. 25, 1967 she married John Niemeier of Fond du Lac at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

She was employed at the office of the West Bend Co. while she earned a bachelorís degree in education at UW-Oshkosh and furthered her education with graduate courses at Marion College.

Adeline taught in the Ke-waskum, Fond du Lac and Holy Land school districts and finally at Moraine Park Technical College teaching communi-cations and human and job relations for 24 years.

Mrs. Niemeier was a faithful member of Holy Family Parish, a member of the Parish Council, the Prayer and Worship and the Art and Environment Commit-tees. She was the sacristan at St. Peter Church, a Eucharistic Mini-ster, former president of the Altar and Rosary Society, church greet-er and religious education teacher.

Adeline was also a volunteer for the Relay For Life event and the American Cancer Society. She was craft leader for the Ledgers 4-H Club for 25 years.

She greatly enjoyed learning about various cultures, traveling extensively and hosting exchange students from around the world. Adeline loved the poor and worked for them daily. She took three trips to Nicaragua, one of them to Holy Familyís Sister Parish, and another trip to the Archdiocesan Sister Parish in the Dominican Republic. She also spent one month in Poland teaching English as a second language.

Adeline is survived by John, her husband of 38 years; one son, John Anthony (Sarah) Niemeier, and their two children Anna and Allyson; one daughter, Heidi (Greg) Hintz; three brothers, Richard (Audrey) Herriges, Brother Isodore Herriges OFM Cap and Lee (Eileen) Herriges; four sisters, Harriet (Donald) Peters, Marion (Paul) Yank, Joan (Ernie) Lehr and Cathy (John) Machacek, plus 34 nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbandís parents, Anton and Theres Niemeier; and one niece, Barbara Yank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Holy Family Parish, St. Peter Church, in the Village of St. Peter. The Rev. Dennis Budka and other priests will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Zacherl Funeral Home on Monday from 3 to 7:30 PM when there will be a prayer vigil, and at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Memorials in her name may be directed to Holy Family Building Fund, Holy Family Nicaraguan Mission or the American Cancer Society.

Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.