David W. Niese

October 8, 1950 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 68)

David W. Niese

   HAMLER -- David W. Niese, 68, of Hamler and formerly of Leipsic died 12:07 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at his residence.  He was born October 8, 1950 to Ralph and Alice (Fuerst) Niese.  His father is deceased and his mother survives in Leipsic.  On April 29, 1977 he married Lois E. Shively, who survives in Hamler.

   Also surviving are 4 children:  Joel (Meagan) Niese of Bloomington, IN, Alison (Aaron) Mayes of Celina, Amy (Michael ) Thomas of Leipsic and Jodi (Troy) Ellerbrock of Kalida; 8 grandchildren:  Sara, Isaac and Xavier Niese, Justin Huston-Mayes; Zayden Thomas; Kellen and Eden Ellerbrock and a granddaughter on the way; 2 great-grandchildren: Crystal Huston-Mayes and a great-grandson on the way; 2 sisters:  Diane (Dan) Zeisloft of Leipsic and Doris (Duane) Karhoff of Ottawa; 2 brothers:  Duane Niese of Leipsic and Doyle (Susan) Niese of Leipsic; 2 brothers-in-law:  Max Kemerer of Hicksville and Marvin (Kaye) Shively of Hamler; and a sister-in-law: Phyllis (David) Gulgin of Ottawa.

    David is preceded in death by a sister:  Phyllis Niese and a sister-in-law: Patricia Kemerer.

    David retired from the Village of Leipsic Water Department and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria.  He was a carpenter for 15 years.  He loved woodworking, especially making things for his family.  He was a member of the Leipsic Eagles and the A.W.W.A.  He loved long drives and taking the Amish on trips.  His favorite times were spent with his family.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in Marion Township Cemetery, Hamler.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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