Willard Nieman, 87
Feb. 15, 1930 Aug. 26, 2017

Willard Nieman, of Cedarburg, was called home to his Lord and Savior, on Aug. 26, 2017, at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, (W61 N498 Washington Ave.), in Cedarburg, with the Rev. Vicki Simon officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service, on Wednesday, at the church, from 4 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

Entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church are appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Nieman family.

Willard was born on Feb. 15, 1930, the son of the late Roland and the late Alinda (nee Mueller) Nieman. He graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1948. He then went to University of Wisconsin-Madison, but came home to work before he could graduate.

Willard was united in marriage to Audrey on April 7, 1951, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Shortly after their wedding, he was deployed during the Korean War.

Willard and Audrey were the owners and operators of Nieman Apple Orchards on Bridge Street in Cedarburg, which is now run by their son, Bob. They could be found on the farm harvesting their fresh apples or selling their produce at the West Allis farmers market.

Willard is survived by his children, Carol (John) Thorston, of Omaha, Neb., Bob (Liz) Nieman, of Cedarburg, and Kathy Rex, of Random Lake; and grandchildren, Jessica (C.J.), Ashley (Andrew), Sammi, Katie, Jacob, Kyle (Kaci), Aaron and Nic. He is further survived by five great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy (Harold) Schoessow; and other relatives and friends.