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Henry "Hank" Niemyer

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Henry "Hank" Niemyer age 77 of George died unexpectedly, Thursday January 17, 2013, at Sanford Henry "Hank" Niemyer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

Memorial service were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, with Reverend Dale Lint officiating.

Visitation was on Monday, January 21 from 4-8 P.M. with the family present from 6-8 P.M. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Henry Niemyer was born on January 15, 1936, the son of Walter "Wubbe" and Hendrika (Van Grootheest) Niemeyer near Larchwood. He grew up on a farm near Larchwood known as the "Peacock Ranch" and also in the Doon area. In 1954, Hank enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for four years. Following his time in the military, he was united in marriage to Samantha Kramer on April 1, 1960 in Denver, Colorado.

The couple lived in Denver for a couple months and then moved to Doon,Iowa for a time. They then moved to Aurelia, where their three sons - Marc, Scott and Jade - were raised. After their boys were out of school they moved to Cherokee.

During the time they lived in Aurelia and Cherokee, Hank worked at the Wilson Meat Packing Plant. After several years in Cherokee the couple moved to George, where Hank worked for the City of George. Hank enjoyed carpentry and built their home in George, with the help of his brother-in-law, Jim Keizer. He loved all sports and could be seen at the George High School girls and boys sporting events. He was also a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers.

Hank liked to fish in his early years, and liked to watch the weather channel. He especially enjoyed woodworking, gardening and landscaping, and was always meticulous about doing the best job, no matter how long it took.

Hank is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Samantha Niemyer of George; three sons, Marc (Rebecca) Niemyer of Phoenix, AZ, Scott (Karen) and their twin boys, Jesse and Garrett Niemyer, of Andover, NH and Jade (Angie) and their three children, Trey, and twins Bailie and Delanie Niemyer, of Orange City; one sister, Theo (Dick) Keizer of Doon; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Bill and Gerrit Niemeyer and Grace Keizer.

An online registry and full obituary will be available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.