Clarence A. Niemerg (92) of Teutopolis

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Published on July 8 2013 10:05 am

Clarence A. Niemerg, 92, of Teutopolis, passed away on Saturday morning, July 6, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

A Mass of Christian burial for Clarence will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9th at St. Aloysius Church and 1 hour before the service on Wednesday. There will be a parish wake service Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. and a K of C rosary immediately following. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham. Online condolences may be left at www.hallfuneral chapel.com.

Clarence was born on October 3, 1920 in Effingham County, the son of Frank and Ida (Probst) Niemerg. He married Irene M. Ruholl on September 26, 1945 and she preceded him in death on December 16, 2002. Clarence was a Life-time farmer, St. Francis Township Highway Commissioner for 18 years, Dieterich Unit # 30 Bus Driver for 22 years, Bishop Mutual Insurance – Board of Directors for 35 years, Life - long member Immaculate Conception Church, Dieterich, Farm Bureau member for 65 years and Effingham Knights of Columbus Council #665 member for 50 years.  As a young man during WW II, Clarence worked in an airplane factory and parked cars for the Fox Theater in St. Louis. He always had a smile and a riddle. He will always be remembered and missed by his great sense of humor. His hobbies included playing horseshoes and he was an avid solo player and loved music tapping his toes to the polka tunes.

Survivors include James F. (Ann) Niemerg of Teutopolis, Marilyn K. (Tom) Purcell of Effinham, Charles R. (Rita) Niemerg of Dieterich, Linda M. Jansen of Effingham, Roger L. Niemerg of Teutopolis , Joseph C. (Deb) Niemerg of Wheeler and Dennis G. (Judy)  Niemerg of Teutopolis. 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and brother, Ralph Niemerg of Dieterich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Leonard, daughter in law, Wilma Niemerg and granddaughter, Tricia Niemerg.