Lawrence A. Nieland Jr. 1942-1972
The Breda News, April 1972
Requiem mass for Larry A. Nieland, 29, of Breda was
celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard's Church here by
the Rev. Msgr. John C. Doherty.
Other priests in the sanctuary were the Revs. Henry
Meyer of Dedham, Francis Nemmers, Willey, J.P. Hausmann, and Dennis
Sefcik of Breda. Msgr. Doherty also conducted the graveside rites
at St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Alfred Schroeder, Irwin, Snyder,
Lowell Wuebker, Joe Fossing, Henry Freking and John Wittry.
The Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning Post 607, American
Legion formed an honor guard at the church and also accorded military
honors at the cemetery, under command of Ed Polking.
Relatives and friend attended the funeral from Colfax,
West Des Moines, Varina, Marion, Sac City, Coon Rapids, Dedham,
Willey, Manilla, Carroll, Auburn, Arcadia, Vail, Cherokee, Maple
River, Mt. Carmel, Westside and Halbur.
The Sharp Funeral Home of Breda was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Nieland was killed in an accident on the farm
of his brother, Eugene Nieland, southeast of Breda Tuesday morning,
A son of Lawrence Nieland, he was born at Carroll,
June 25, 1942, and spent his youth in the Breda vicinity. He graduated
from St. Bernard's High School, Breda, and Catholic University,
Washington, D.C. In 1965 he entered the U.S. Army and spent a year
and a half in the Saigon vicinity of Vietnam. Following his discharge
in 1967 he returned to Breda and was engaged in farming five miles
southeast of Breda. He was a member of St. Bernard parish and of
the local American Legion post.
Surviving are his parents, of Breda and the following
brothers and sisters: Eugene of Breda; Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Tigges of
Carroll; Mrs. Peter (Lois) Cousseau, of New York, N.Y.; Sr. Ione
Nieland of St. Joseph School, Dedham; Mrs. Tom (Ethel) Unger of
Silverton, Ore.; and Duane at home.
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