Russell Joseph Niedermeier

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/6/2011 14:00:00

Willard OH 44890 4/7/2011 11:00:00

Russell Joseph Niedermeier, age 81, of Willard, Ohio passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Willard Mercy Hospital in Willard, Ohio. He was born February 26, 1930 in Attica, Ohio to the late George E. and Arvilla R. (Wechter) Niedermeier. He retired from the B&O Railroad and was also a farmer. He graduated form Willard High School. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio where he was their first deacon, helped with Mass and distributed communion at the local nursing homes for 30 years. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus in Willard. He was a volunteer at the Willard Mercy Hospital and had saved many lives by his generous donation of 16 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Christine ( Lucas) Niedermeier, whom he married September 25, 1954; son, Joseph E. (Tanya) Niedermeier of Willard and a daughter, Pamela M. Niedermeier of Willard; 8 grandchildren, Taran, Shaun, Emily, Joshua, Chelsea, Bree, Kaitley and Brayden; 5 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert ( Patricia) Niedermeier of Willard and Harold Niedermeier of Plymouth; sister, Mary Alice Nadeau of Monroe, MI; several nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents, George E. and Arvilla R. (Wechter) Niedermeier; sister, Sister Arline Niedermeier; sister-in-law, Mary Niedermeier; brother-in-law, Art Nadeau
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where there will be a prayer service at 7:45 P.M. The funeral mass will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio, with military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or to the Willard Mercy Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mary and Steve Schloemer - Apr 7, 2011

Christine, Joe and Pam. We are sorry to hear about Russell. Our prayers to all your family.
He will always be remembered.

Joe and Brenda (Schuller) Daniel & family - Apr 6, 2011

Dear Niedermeier family,
Please know our love, thoughts, and prayers are with the entire Niedermeier at this difficult time. Your family has been like an extension of our family and we share in your loss with you. If there is anything we can do to help ease your burden, please, don’t hesitate to call on us.

Dee (Heilman) Hempfield - Apr 6, 2011

Pam, Joe and family – I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Deacon John and Ronnie Kromer - Apr 5, 2011

We want to assure the Neidermeier family of our prayers for them. As a deacon, Russ was a treasure to the Toledo diocese. We hope to meet him someday in heaven. Deacon John and Ronnie Kromer, Fostoria

Mary and Darwin Weatherbie - Apr 5, 2011

Chris and family…was saddened to hear of Russ’s passing. Such a giving and caring man he was. Always ready to give a helping hand to those in need. He will be missed by a lot of people. Russ is now in the kingdom of God where there is nothing but pure joy and happiness. I am sure that God said “Come my faithful servant.” May OUR DEAR LORD comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Marianne Miller Jasper - Apr 5, 2011

Christine, Joe, Tanya, Pam and Family – We send our deepest sympathy. Russell was a wonderful, good person and your family has always been the best neighbors to help at any time in so many ways. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God’s blessing and strength be with you always. Bob and Marianne (Miller) Jasper

Kim Hines Cox - Apr 5, 2011

Dear Mrs.Neidermeier, Pam&Joe,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Brian and Linda Prater - Apr 5, 2011

We are sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers for stength and comfort as you all go through this trying time.

Dawn Martin - Apr 4, 2011

Christine, Joe, Tanya and Family – I was shocked to hear about the loss of Russell. What a wonderful man!! I will miss him as I know you will also. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Barb and Chuck Gerber - Apr 3, 2011

To the Neidermeier Family~~
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and grandfather.You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Russ will be sadly missed at out parish!

Shelli Loy - Apr 3, 2011

Russ will be forever remembered by the pharmacy staff at Mercy Willard Hospital. He faithfully volunteered his time to help make our jobs easier. In my 10 years at Mercy, I have truly enjoyed our time together every Tuesday and Thursday. Russ was part of our hospital family and he will always hold a special place in our hearts…he will never be forgotten.

Mary and Karl Lengyel - Apr 3, 2011

Pam, Joe and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hold true to the faith and hope your dad instilled in you and the Lord will carry you thru. Mary and Karl Lengyel and family