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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Bernard G. "Bernie" Niemann


  Visitation:  Wednesday, July 4, 2007       4:00-9:00 PM
                    Thursday, July 5, 2007           8:00-10:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Thursday, July 5, 2007          11:00 AM
                    St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese  

Bernard G. “Bernie” Niemann, 85, of Breese, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. 

Mr. Niemann was born January 16, 1922 in Breese to Joseph and Anna (Peek) Niemann they preceded him in death.  

Also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Beth Henss; brothers, Harry, August, John, Aloys, and Vincent Niemann; a sister, Bertha Timmermann; sisters-in-law, Annie Niemann, Cecilia Niemann, Dorothy Kuper, Betty Kuper, and Patsy Kuper; brothers-in-law, Charles Timmermann and Paul Kuper. 

He married Rose Marie “Dolly” Kuper on July 2, 1947 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston; she survives in Breese. 

Also surviving is his children, Ken Niemann of Waterloo, Donna (Dennis) Beckmann of Aviston, Jim (Mary) Niemann of Breese, Dave (Yolanda) Niemann of Tucson, AZ, Joe Niemann of Springfield, and Lori (Curt) Hemann of Breese. 

A son-in-law, John Henss of Breese 

11 Grandchildren, Shanelle (John) Palmer, Amye (Lance) Rahden, Tricia (Kevin) Poettker, Mark Niemann, Allie (friend Kraig Santel) Niemann, Anita Silva, Nathan (Sara) Henss, Kyle Henss, Justin (friend Codi Rund) Hemann, Jessica (friend Galen Gaffner) Hemann, and Jena Hemann.  8 Great-Grandchildren. 

Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Clara Niemann of Breese, Alois “Turk” (Barb) Kuper of Aviston, Bob (Mary) Kuper of Aviston, Francis “Goldie” (Magdalena) Kuper of Guam, Sr. Barbara Kuper, PHJC of E. Chicago, IN, Carol (Jack) Peek of Breese, and Lue (Virgil) Flenniken of Breese. 

Bernie retired as a custodial painter from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. 

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality, 50 year honorary life member of Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, Breese American Legion Post 252, Mater Dei Fathers and Friends, and was a veteran of the 8th Army Air Corp. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 4, 2007 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from 8:00 to 10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

Memorials can be made to Mater Dei High School, All Saints Academy, or the Nazareth Home-PHJC and will be received at the funeral home. 

Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:00 PM and Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the Rosary at 7:30 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.



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