Coletta Nieland

Coletta (Harbaugh) Nieland, 82, of Guttenberg, died Monday, July  1, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Friday, July  5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Guttenberg.

Coletta was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Colesburg to Lloyd and Genevieve (Kauffman) Harbaugh.

Coletta received her education from the Colesburg Country School. On Feb. 13, 1946, Coletta was married to LaVern Nieland in Garnavillo. This union blessed them with seven children. For many years Coletta worked in her home while raising her children.  She also worked for Ertl Toys, Muters, Guttenberg Button Factory, Rausch’s Café and later retired from John Deere Dubuque Works.  Coletta loved to travel, trips to the casino, baking with her family especially at the holidays and attending the Clayton County Fair.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society, TOPS and the Happy Homemakers.

Coletta is survived by her five children; Mona (Tony) Adams, Jeff (Cathy) Nieland, Jennifer Lake, Robert Nieland and Roberta Nieland; 10 grandchildren, Misty, Vicky, Chris, Jessie, Stephanie, Christopher, Zachary, Jeremy, Nichole and Oceana; five great-grandchildren, A.J., Phil, Colten, Caden, Brody and two on the way; siblings, Gary (Janice) Harbaugh and Richard Harbaugh; sisters-in-law, Arlene Harbaugh, Rosemary (Gordon) Neumann; brother-in-law, Raymond (Dana) Nieland and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Delbert and Eugene Nieland; siblings, Eleanor Lewin, Shirley Berns, Jackie Scherf, George Harbaugh Sr.,  Lloyd Harbaugh Jr. and Carrol Harbaugh; sisters-in-law, Armella (Kenneth) Nuehring, Sharon Harbaugh and Ivanelle Harbaugh; brothers-in-law, Elmer (Adele) Nieland, Oscar Cornwell, Robert Lewin and Kenneth Berns.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, Coletta asks that memorials be sent to either St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the St. Mary’s Catholic School.

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