First Posted: 11/11/2004


MELVIN J. "GRUBBIE" NIESE, 63, died at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2004, at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf.

He was born March 7, 1941, in Malinta to Wilbert and Ardella Warniment Niese, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 5, 1963, he married Marlene Ruhe, who survives in Ottawa.

Mr. Niese was a driver for Kahle-Langhals Ready Mix (formerly Made-Rite), Ottawa. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. He was a member Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234 and a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9142, Ottawa. He enjoyed camping, working on bikes at Grubbie's Bike Shop and talking with friends.

Survivors also include three sons, Kent (Karen) Niese of Miller City, Chad (Linda) Niese of Ottawa and Shawn (Mandy) Niese of Findlay; a daughter, Amy (Jason) Lacey of Columbus; three grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Jeanie) Niese of New Bavaria and Marvin (Doris) Niese and Eugene Niese, both of Leipsic; and three sisters, Kathleen (Don) Sager of Ottawa, Carolyn (Larry) Korte of Glandorf and Linda (Jim) Maas of Gilboa.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gail and Joseph Niese; and two sisters, Martha Bellman and Betty Lou Niese.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 am. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. Father Tim Knepper will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a FOE service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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