Wilbur Nieman


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

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

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

Survivors 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.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, with the Rev. Craig Muhlbach officiating. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from 10 a.m. until time of service 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 made to St. John’s Lutheran Church (Sauers), Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center or donor’s choice of charity.

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