Wilbur Nieman


Wilbur Nieman, age 86, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Lutheran Community Home, Seymour.

Mr. Nieman was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, where he was involved in the Men’s Club and the dartball team for many years. He retired from the Brownstown U.S. Post Office and from farming. Mr. Nieman enjoyed gardening, the Farmer’s Market, working with his bee hives, as well as raising pecan trees. He had served in the United States Navy for four years.

He and his wife, Irene, were members of Brownstown Western Twirlers.

Born December 22, 1930, he was the son of William and Sophie Hageman Nieman, both of whom preceded him in death. On September 6, 1959, at Dudleytown, he married Irene Esther Claycamp, who preceded him in death on March 22, 2009.

Survivors also include two sons, Byron (Winna) Nieman of Crothersville and Eric (Jennifer) Nieman of Seymour; two daughters, Sarah L. Nieman Toot of Seymour and Rebecca J. (Jerry) Freeman of Columbus; six grandchildren, Ethan (Brianna) Nieman of California, Hannah Nieman of Muncie, Shane (Chelsea) Toot of Ohio, Noah Freeman of Columbus, Marcus Wakefield of Oregon and Dalton Duffy of Seymour; and one great-grandson, Tobias Toot of Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, with the Rev. Craig Muhlbach officiating. Friends may call from 4 until 8. p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Spurgeon Funeral Home Inc., Brownstown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.

Interment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers Cemetery, Seymour.

Military honors will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Vets 7.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, the Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center or the donor’s choice of charities.

Online memorials and condolences may be shared at www.spurgeonfh.com.