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Dec 7, 1953

Phillip J. Niemeier, 60, prominent Marrs township resident and a welder at International Steel Corp plant in Evansville for 11 years  died suddenly at 3:15 p.m. Saturday (5 Dec 1953) at his home in the vicinity of Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church.


Mr. Niemeier spent Saturday morning in Evansville and was a member of a hunting party near his home early Saturday afternoon.  He became ill while hunting and returned to his home.  He died a short time later, apparently the victim of a coronary condition.


The deceased belonged to an early Marrs township family and was a devout member of St. Philip Catholic Church.  His parents were Atnone Niemeier and Catherine Wolf Niemeier.


The body is at the Schenk & Pierre Funeral Home in Evansville.  The St. Phillip parish will recite the Rosary at the Schenk & Pierre chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


A brief service at the funeral home at 8 a.m. Wednesday will be followed by Requirm High Mass at 8:30 o'clock at St. Philip Church with Father Charles Kaiser, pastor as the celebrant.


Surviving in addition to the wife, nee Elizabeth Konrad, are two sons, Harold and Robert, both of Evansville; three daughters, Mrs. Julius Weinzapfel, St. Philips, Mrs. Roy Gibson, Evansville, and Miss Ruth Niemeier, at home; 12 grandchildren; two brother, Ben and John, of the Mt. Vernon vicinity, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Lewis, Mrs. Margaret Kueber and Mrs. Roscoe Romunier, of Mt. Vernon and vicinity, and Mrs. Mary Muehlenbein Evansville.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers