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Daniel "Danny" Niichel

December 18, 1943 — November 8, 2020

Daniel “Danny” Niichel, age 76 of Granville, IA passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 after a short battle with cancer at his home in Granville.   

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church, masks and social distancing guidelines will be required.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  
 
Danny was born on Dec. 18, 1943 to John and Ann (Schnurr) Niichel in Le Mars, IA. He was raised and educated in Granville, graduating in 1962 from St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville, IA.  He then farmed with his dad.

On Dec. 30, 1969 he married Pat Molitor in Granville, IA. The couple farmed near Granville.  In 2003 they moved into Granville.

Danny was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He had a love of cars (Pontiacs especially), collecting toy tractors, records, Elvis and NASCAR memorabilia and his love of rock-n-roll. 

Survivors include his wife Pat of Granville; son, Jerry (Heather) Niichel of Granville and their children, Rebecca, Jonathan, Alexis and Jacob; daughter DeAnn (Monty) Adams of Cameron, MO and their children, Darren and Eric; sister, Gerry Rabel of Spencer, IA; brother, Harold Niichel of Granville, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Christina Freese, sister-in-law, Phyllis Niichel, brothers-in-law, Wilbur Rabel, Bob Bruns, Monte Molitor, Junior Molitor, Butch Gerken and nephew Jim Bendlin. 

Casket bearers will be, Dave Molitor, Eric Adams, Alan Niichel, Jonathan Niichel, Darren Adams and Jacob Niichel.
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Friday, November 13, 2020

9:30 - 9:30 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

528 Elm St, Granville, IA 51022

Visitation with family present will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church, masks and social distancing guidelines will be required.

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