Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2007

Obituary: Michael R. Niehues

July 19, 2007

A service of remembrance for Michael R. Niehues, 49, Baldwin City, was Saturday, July 14, at the Church of Christ in Baldwin City. Burial was in Vinland Cemetery.

Mr. Niehues died Monday, July 9, 2007, in a vehicle accident in rural Douglas County.

He was born March 7, 1958, in Seneca, the son of Edwin F. and Rosalita Rennenger Niehues. He was raised in Goff and graduated from Nemaha Valley High School in 1976. He received a master's of biblical studies degree from the National Bible College in India. He lived in Seneca and Sabetha before he moved to Baldwin City in 2006.

Mr. Niehues and his wife managed The Huddle in Seneca. He later worked at Mid American Dairymen for 17 years and owned and operated a lawn care service with his son. He preached at the Church of Christ in Sabetha and Hiawatha. He worked as a manager for Crosswind Foods in Sabetha from 1996 to 2003. He worked in sales and marketing with Advanced Foods in Lenexa until 2006. He had worked in the sales department for Crosswind Industries in Kansas City since May. He did extensive missionary work in South Africa and India and received a Millennium Memento of Honor award.

He married Carol Krotzinger on July 15, 1978. She survives of the home.

Survivors include two sons, Jake Niehues, Sabetha, and Brian Niehues, Sioux City, Iowa; two daughters, Hannah Dettwyler, Eudora, and Katherine Niehues, Baldwin City; his parents, of Goff; six brothers, Leland Niehues and Dennis Niehues, both of Goff, Dan Heideman, Wamego, David Niehues, Elgin, Ill., Leon Niehues, Huntsville, Ark., and Willie Niehues, Soldier; a sister, Patty Bolgar, Valley City, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Katherine Niehues Education Fund, Baldwin Church of Christ or India Missionary Work, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.

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