Donald Niemoeller


Donald E. Niemoeller, 82, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016.

He was born on April 23, 1933, in Bartholomew County to Carl F. and Agnes M. Lohr Niemoeller.

Don served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Don retired from Arvin Industries where his engineering career spanned 35 years. He managed their research and development lab in West Lafayette for 30 years. He returned to Arvin’s headquarters in Columbus for the final five years of his career.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Katherine T. Niemoeller; his children, Donna (Lon) Ahlen of Mulberry, Indiana, Joe Niemoeller of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Jill (Mark) Marciante of Eldersburg, Maryland, Richard (Lora) Niemoeller of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Tom Niemoeller of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Lois Shoemaker of Vallonia, Illinois; six grandchildren, Geoffrey (Stephanie) Foster of W. Lafayette, Dillon Foster of Ft. Wayne, Josh and Liana Marciante, Andrew and Megan Niemoeller of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; and a great‐granddaughter, Molly Hackmann.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Central Ave. with the Rev. John Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Whitecreek. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. April 26, 2016, at Myers‐Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St. and from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Memorials in Don’s name may be shared with Grace Lutheran Church or the Orphan Grain Train.

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