Leona C. Niehaus, 100, of Dyersville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at MercyOne, Dyersville.

Visitation was held 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.

Leona was born Nov. 9, 1918 in Dyersville, the daughter of Vitus and Josephine (Meyer) Langel. She married Eldrew B. Niehaus May 1, 1941 in Dyersville.

Leona worked at The Ertl Company for 21 years. Leona cared for her husband for many years as he suffered with Parkinson’s disease. For years she went to Oak Crest Manor almost every day and fed him lunch and dinner. She enjoyed playing BINGO and cards and was an avid Cubs fan.

Survivors include her two sons: Dave “Moose” (Judy) Niehaus, of Dyersville and Jim (Jane) Niehaus, of Allen, TX; grandchildren: Bruce Niehaus, Brad (Susan) Niehaus, Brenda (Bryan) Gray, Teddy (Deanna) Glover, Travis Niehaus, Shelli Niehaus (partner, Steve Rudderham), Tony Niehaus, Shawn (Sairung) Niehaus, 15 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Helen Krogman, of Dubuque, Alma Loesche, of Dyersville and sister-in-law, Arlene Langel, of Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eldrew who passed in 2008; siblings: Marcella Weber Steger (Alphonse Weber and Edmund Steger), Sylvester (Deloras) Langel, Ambrose Langel, Ray (Sally) Langel, Lucille Langel, Esther Klein Sullivan (Clete Klein and Roger Sullivan), Evey (John) Gaul, Mary (Lyle) Neuhaus; in-laws: Red Loesche, Roy Krogman, Valeria (Paul) Beckman; Jackie Niehaus, wife of grandson, Travis Niehaus.

The family would like to thank the staff at MercyOne Senior Care for their compassionate care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.

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