Mary Agnes Nieland 1912-2003

The Breda News, June 25, 2003

Mary Nieland, age 90, of rural Breda, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her residence of an apparent heart condition.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. The Celebrant will be Father James Smith.

Lector will be Eugene Nieland. Gift bearers will be Jane Schettler and Marita Bruning. Mass servers will be Christopher Nieland, Eric Bruning and Michelle Nieland. Eucharistic minister will be Dale Mueggenberg.

Casket bearers will be Richard Huegerich, Melvin Nieland, Norman Nieland, Richard Mueggenberg, Alvin Mueggenberg and Elmer Grote.

Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday by St. Bernard Ladies Guild. There will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Parish.

Mary Nieland was born in July 21, 1912, at Arcadia, the daughter of Henry Joseph and Agnes (Ahrling) Nieland. She spent her lifetime on the family farm southwest of Breda and attended country schools and St. Bernard Schools. She was a homemaker and cared for her parents for many years. She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and Parish Ladies Guild. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and her pet cats.

She is survived by a brother, Lawrence Nieland and his wife, Helen, of Breda; brother-in-law Lawrence Huegerich of Breda and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Anton and Leo Nieland; a brother, Joseph Nieland, in infancy; and a sister, Cecilia Huegerich.

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