Lorene L. S. Niehaus

Lorene Louise Sophie (Clefisch) Niehaus, passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg.

Visitation was Thursday, April 24, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services was Friday, April 25, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Guttenberg following services.

Lorene was born Feb. 17, 1919, the youngest of four children, to William and Leona (Lewin) Clefisch on the family farm at Cedar Creek in rural Guttenberg.               

Lorene is survived by three children, JoAnne (Don) Doehrmann of Williamsburg, Nancy Swenson of Hallettsville, Texas,  William (Kay) Niehaus of Bardstown, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Zoila Niehaus of Chula Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren, Carla (Stephen) Swenson Labay of Lakeway, Texas, Samuel Swenson of Austin, Texas, Gary (Susan) Doehrmann of Waverly, Connie (Richard) Doehrmann Becker of Neshkoro, Wis., Robin (Tammie) Niehaus of Chula Vista, Calif., Angie (Brad) Niehaus Davis of Foster City, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; godchild, Judy (Schave) Chickering and many other relatives and friends.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irvin Niehaus (1991); son, Russell Niehaus; three siblings, Sidney Clefisch, Virgil Clefisch, Lenora Clefisch Schave; one godchild, Verla Jean Clefisch.              

In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy memorials may be given in Lorene’s name to Pioneer Rock Church, Ceres, Iowa; St. John’s Cemetery or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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