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Niemeyer - Helen M.

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Helen M. Niemeyer, 86, of Chatfield, a longtime deputy city clerk, died January 11, 2004 at Rochester Health & Rehab East.

Helen M. Durfey was born Oct. 15, 1917, in LeMars, Iowa, and later moved to the Chatfield area with her family. She attended Pilot Mound and Chatfield schools and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1935. In 1938, she married Edwin Niemeyer in Chatfield. They started Niemeyer Plumbing and Heating in 1945, and she operated the office for the business until her husband's death in 1966. Mrs. Niemeyer was a deputy city clerk for the city of Chatfield for 33 years, and after retiring continued part time until 2000. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, served as church secretary for several years and volunteered for Channel One.

Survivors include a son, Philip (Sonya) of Rochester; three granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and two sisters, Mary (Harald) Madsen of Minneapolis and Betty Bernard of Spring Valley. Two brothers preceded her in death.

The funeral for Helen M. Niemeyer was January 13, 2004 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Preston Paul officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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