Miller CityRita M. Niese, 91, died at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 30, 2012, at The Meadows of Kalida in Kalida.She was born July 11, 1920, in Glandorf to Charles and Margaret Kerner Meyer, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 10, 1948, she married Harold E. Niese, who died Dec. 10, 1978.Mrs. Niese was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf, Glandorf, and Putnam Acres Care Center, Ottawa. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, and its Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and its Kitchen Band. She was and honorary member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. She enjoyed polka dances and playing cards with family and friends that visited with her. Survivors include seven children, Kenneth (Janet) Niese and Dolores (Jim) Long, both of Miller City, Marlene (Steve) Lahey, of Ottawa, Carolyn (Gary) Oberhaus and Dennis (Karen) Niese, both of Miller City, Ruth (Al) Stechschulte, of Glandorf, and Roger (Cheryl) Niese, of Miller City; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; a stepgreat-great-grandchild; a sister, Gertrude Knueven, of Leipsic; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Meyer, of Leipsic, Thelma Westrick, of Holgate, and Frances Meyer, of Glandorf.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Niese; three brothers, Urban, Norbert and Cletus Meyer; and a sister, Cecilia (Gus) Hermiller.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City. Father Jerry Knueven and Father Steve Schroeder will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a Scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.Memorial contributions may be made to The Meadows of Kalida, Putnam County Home Health, or the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Rita M. Niese