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James "Jim" B. Niehus

James “Jim” B. Niehus,  59 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.  
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Grave side military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 3328, and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen.  Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.  There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.
    Jim was born Nov. 6, 1949, at LeMars, IA, the son of LeRoy & Marcella (Reichling) Niehus.  He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at both St. Mary Catholic School and Remsen-Union Community School, graduating from Remsen Union in 1967. On Nov. 22, 1968, he entered the U. S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1972 .
    On May 11, 1973, he married Debra Francois at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen.  Jim worked as a farm laborer in several communities around the Remsen area.  The couple made their home in Remsen in 1984, where he farmed with his father and brother.  Jim was very proud of his military service and was active with the VFW Color Guard.  He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing and his family.
Jim was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen, V.F.W Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen.
    Survivors include; His wife Deb of Remsen; Daughter, Beth & her husband Corey Gergen of Granville, IA; Son Mike & his wife Jen Niehus of Peyton, CO; Daughter Lori & her husband Jeff Spenner of Sioux City, IA; His Mother Marcella Niehus of Remsen; 9 Grandchildren; Sister Kathy & her husband Wayne Vandel of Kasson, MN; Sister Pat & her husband Glen Blinkmann of Mason City, IA; Brother Bob Niehus of Remsen; Brother-in-law, Dwayne Francois of Denison, IA; Numerous Nieces & Nephews.
Preceded by: His father LeRoy Niehus;  father & mother-in-law, Arnold & Dona Wendt;  brother-in-law, Don Francois.

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Guestbook

Dearest Cousins: My heart is heavy with your sorrow. I know that your faith will keep you strong and that our Lord will not forsake you. Fair winds and following seas, Jim. With love and prayers, Charmaine

Charmaine Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Lori (& Jeff and the Niehus Family), I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. While you know he is in a better place, it does not heal the pain. May your memories bring you peace and in time healing. May God bless and keep all of you close during this diff...

Leon Schulte Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Niehus Family, Please accept our sympathy and prayers for your loss .. Meeting you in the ICU waiting room told me a lot about your family. First and foremost you loved your husband, father , grandfather and son. You also have strong faith which you will draw ...

Trish Porter Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the Niehus family, Although I did not have the opportunity to know Jim, it was clear to me in my interactions with your family how precious he was to you all. My sincere condolences to all of you during this difficult time.

Amanda Monroe-Rubendall Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Deb and family. So sorry, we wont be able to make it to the wake or funeral. We will remember you all and Jim in out prayers. Beth, take care and hang in there. Miss you. Carol Jean

Dan & Carol Jean Pick Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Beth, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your Dad. May you find peace in knowing that he is with the good Lord and suffers no more. May God keep you in his prayers. Deepest sympathy, Joan

Joan Guentz Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Deb, Beth, Mike, & Lori; My sympathies to you all. It was a shock to hear of Jim's passing. I am so sorry to hear and will keep you all in my prayers. When I was younger I remember Jim always was always making me laugh. Take care and God Bless. Amy, Marc, Erik and Tanne...

Amy (Beery) Fixsel Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dearest Cousins: My heart is heavy with your sorrow. I know that your faith will keep you strong and that our Lord will not forsake you. Fair winds and following seas, Jim. With love and prayers, Charmaine

Charmaine Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Lori (& Jeff and the Niehus Family), I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father. While you know he is in a better place, it does not heal the pain. May your memories bring you peace and in time healing. May God bless and keep all of you close during this diff...

Leon Schulte Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Niehus Family, Please accept our sympathy and prayers for your loss .. Meeting you in the ICU waiting room told me a lot about your family. First and foremost you loved your husband, father , grandfather and son. You also have strong faith which you will draw ...

Trish Porter Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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