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Edith L. Nierman

August 16, 1926 — March 10, 2019

Edith L. Nierman, 92, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:45 PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. She was born August 16, 1926, in Decatur, IN, to her late parents, Adolph and Viola (Grote) Marbach.

On April 22, 1950, Edith married the love of her life, Wilmer D. Nierman. Together they were longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, the Altar Guild and sang with the Choir for a time.

She was the Pre-Pack Supervisor at Van Wert City School Cafeteria for 19 years before retiring. Edith also volunteered with the American Red Cross for 26 years. In addition to being a Campfire Leader while her children were younger, she was an incredible cook and baker who always had cookies in her freezer to share. She was an avid reader and looked forward to gardening every spring.

She is survived by her children: Gregory (Sandra) Nierman of Newton, N.H., Joyce Ann (Don) Ryan of Kalamazoo, Mich., Pamela (Michael) Chavarria of Van Wert and Ellen (Rudy) Bidlack of Scott, Ohio; sister: Edna Mesing of Decatur, IN; brothers: Herbert (Lorna) Marbach; Richard (Helen) Marbach; all of Decatur, IN; grandchildren: Christopher Van Doren of Sturgis, MI; Jennifer Van Doren of Paw Paw, MI; Mitchell (Amanda) Chavarria of Grabill, IN; Jason (Sarah) Chavarria of Warsaw, IN; Lynn (Mark) Hanson of Scott, OH; step-grandchildren: Erin Deary; Amy (Ryan) Doolin, both of Newton, NH; great grandchildren: Madison Van Doren; Leigha Chavarria; Max Chavarria; step-great-grandchildren: Hayley Deary; Alexander Doolin; Lucas Doolin; Brooklyn Doolin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer D. Nierman; sisters: Linda Brenneke; Norma Mueller; Florence Bulmahn and brother, Edward Marbach.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, March 15, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Kurt Klingbeil presiding. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Vistitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Thurday, March 14, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, and again on one hour prior to the funeral at church on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

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Friday, March 15, 2019

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