Geraldine Niemann, 83

Geraldine Niemann (nee Greiten), 83, of West Bend died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa. She was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Milwaukee to the late William and Gertrude (nee Schmitt) Greiten and married Darrell C. Niemann in 1975 in West Bend. Darrell preceded her in death in January of 1984.

Geri was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Messmer High School. In 1974 she moved to West Bend before settling in Houston in 1980. Following her retirement in October of 2009 she returned to West Bend and became a resident of Cedar Ridge.

In spite of her disability she continued to live an active and independent life. Geri loved spending time with her family.

Geri is survived by her three children: Mary (special friend Jo Chalgren) Baker of Springbrook, Nancy (William) Romine of Jacksonville, N.C., and Dave (Laura) Kohlmann of West Bend and five grandchildren: George and Sarah Romine and Alyssa, Emily, and Megan Kohlmann. She is further survived by her sister-in-law Delores Hibbard of Three Lakes and other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Gertrude Greiten and her husband Darrell Niemann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at noon at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding. The visitation will be at the church only from 11-11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Frances Cabrini Church are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at