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Thomas E. Niethamer

August 30, 1921 ~ March 24, 2017 (age 95)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Monday
March 27, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
6261 Velte Road
Woodland, MI 48897

Funeral Service
Monday
March 27, 2017

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
6261 Velte Road
Woodland, MI 48897


Thomas E. Niethamer passed away March 24, 2017 at the age of 95. He was a lifelong resident of Woodland Township, a descendant of Woodland’s first pioneers. Born to Ruth Jordan Niethamer and Frank S. Niethamer he was the oldest of their three children. He was proceeded in death by his loving wife Doris; his parents; and a sister, Barbara Ann, that was four years old when hit by an automobile on Mother’s Day in 1927. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1939. He was a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Woodland Lions Club with 60 years of 100% attendance. Joining the US Navy in WWII he became the Chief Engineer of the SC1038. The last 2 years of the war he served at the Naval Operating and Submarine Base at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, he returned to Woodland to the family farm and farm equipment business. On August 17, 1947, he married Doris Jean Coats and together they enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage. He is survived by his two sons; Mark Niethamer of Woodland and David (Darlene) Niethamer and their three daughters Tonya (Josh) Sandborn and great grandchildren Abigail, Chloe and Lily, Vicki (Rick) Goethals and great grandsons Hudson and Clayton, Sarah (Mike) Reed and great grandchildren Blake, Shane and Madison; sister Peggy (Robert) Dangl and their children William and Jill. Visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church, Velte Rd, Woodland, MI, Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 am. The service will take place immediately following at 11:00 am, also at the church. Interment will take place at Woodland Memorial Park, Woodland, MI. On line condolences, can be left for the family at www.koopsfc.com


Charitable donations may be made to:

Zion Lutheran Church
6261 Velte Road, Woodland MI 48897

Lake Odessa Lions Club
Lake Odessa MI 48849


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