Dorothy Marie Niichel
JESUP – Dorothy Marie Niichel, 91 years old, of Oregon City, OR and formerly of Jesup and Waterloo, IA, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Avamere Rehabilitation Center, Oregon City, OR, of natural causes.

Memorial visitation will be 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA. Graveside committal services will be 9:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 10, at St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Jesup, IA.

Dorothy Marie Niemann was born February 8, 1927, in Fairbank, IA, the daughter of Edward Niemann and Kathryn Ann (Wilson) Niemann. She graduated from Jesup High School with the class on 1945. On June 1, 1949, she was married to Earl Niichel. They later divorced. Dorothy was a social person and enjoyed playing bridge. She was a great decorator and always looked forward to going to the cabin on Lake Delhi. Dorothy was formerly a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Waterloo, IA, before moving to Arizona and Oregon to be closer to family.

Dorothy is survived by 2 sons, Steve (Nancy Coyote) Niichel of Patagonia, AZ, and David Niichel of Forest City, IA; 1 daughter, Joy McGrane of Clear Lake, IA; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Dolores Conrad of Brandon, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents; 1 grandson, Chad Niichel; 2 brothers, Raymond Niemann, and Lawrence Niemann; 2 sisters, Daphine Niemann, in infancy; and Imelda “Mel” Bohling.

Memorials may be directed to the church.

Online condolences may be left at

White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, is in charge of arrangements.
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