Ronald Edwin Nieman, age 81, of La Fontaine, passed away Saturday, May 29,2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wabash. Mr. Nieman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16,1939 to Elvin Edwin Nieman and Marthella Edith (Dickerson) Nieman. He married the love of his life Ruthann Murphy on June 27, 1964. They were married 56 years. Ronnie was a United States Navy veteran and honorably served in country on the USS Ranger. He retired from Gen Corp after 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking. He built the family log home and many other things. Ronnie enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and playing any kind of dice or card game.
Wife, Ruthann of LaFontaine.
Son, Rick and Gay Nieman of La Fontaine.
Daughter, Rhonda and Willie Stevenson of Crestview, Florida.
Grandchildren: Ashley Stevenson, Jesse (Kiersten) Nieman, Amanda Stevenson, Jenna Nieman, Shirley Payne and Clay Payne.
Great-grandchildren: Aliya, Markel, Hartley, Alex, Dwayne, Cameron, Kinsley, Hazelynn and Madilynn.
Sisters, Marty Lane and Mary Nieman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Marthella Nieman; brothers, Paul Nieman and Herman "Skip" Nieman.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 7,2021 at 1:15 PM at the chapel on the VA Hospital Marion campus with visitation an hour before the service.
Burial with military honors will follow at Marion National Cemetery.
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