July 05, 1933 - February 11, 2017
Gerald A. "Jerry" Niemann, 83, of Walcott, IA, passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.
Jerry was born in Scott County, IA on July 5, 1933 to Albert and Wilma (Claussen) Niemann.
Jerry graduated from Davenport High School in 1951. During high school, he worked at Farm Service in Mt. Joy and he later worked for Midwest Breeders. Jerry married Eleanor E. Treimer on March 16, 1957 in Davenport, IA. Together they enjoyed God's country, actively farming in Sheridan and Cleona Townships for 61 years.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Walcott, IA where he served as a trustee. He was an active member of the Scott County Republican Party. He enjoyed working with children through the Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Schools program and was an assistant 4-H leader for the Sheridan Sluggers Jr. Club. He was on the boards of the Scott County Pork Producers and the Scott County Corn and Soybean Growers Association. He was honored by the Scott County Soil Conservation for the miles of terrace he built; he liked preserving the soil. Jerry was proud of his German heritage, belonging to both German organizations, as well as being a member of the Quad City computer club and the antique tractor club. His greatest joy was his family, especially his great granddaughters. Jerry enjoyed playing cards with friends, bowling, dancing and going to dinner with the bicycle group. Watching the birds and deer in his backyard was also a favorite pastime.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant, IA. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Calvary United Methodist Church in Walcott, IA.
Interment will take place at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jerry is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of over 59 years, Eleanor of Walcott, IA and their children: Debbie (Bob) Vize of Long Grove, IA, Loren (Jane) Niemann of DeWitt, IA and Linda (Rod) White of Davenport, IA, 3 grandchildren: Anna (Josh) Skorich, Albert Vize and Hannah Niemann (Jeremiah Dixon), his granddog Kato, 2 great granddaughters: Abby and Vivian and his sister Verla Wulf of Grand Mound, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant daughter Judy and his brother Merle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in his memory.
Jerry's family would like to specially thank Dr. Francis Kane, Dr. Liath Abushehin and the staff of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic.