Martha Niess

Funeral services will be held for Martha Niess (nee Veith) of Mequon at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road in Mequon. Martha passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at the age of 76. The Rev. Lee Nanfeldt will officiate at the service. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. The Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Martha was born on Nov. 27, 1931, in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, the daughter of the late Johann Georg and Anna Barbara Veith (nŽe 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; and her children, Thomas (Marilou) Niess of Mequon and Ralph (Eva) Niess of Glendale, Ariz. She is further survived by nieces and nephews in New York and Germany and many dear friends.

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