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Clara Niebuhr

September 8, 1919 — May 10, 2017


September 8, 1919
OBrien County, Iowa

May 10, 2017
Sutherland, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner Officiating

Visitation with family present
will be from 5 7 P.M. on Friday, May 12, 2017
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

On Eagles Wings
How Great Thou Art
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Organist: Verla Hibbing

Bernie Paulsen Lennie Paulsen
Craig Kruger Al Fritz
Jim Fritz Rick Weidaman

Graveside Service
10:15 A.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017
Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa

After todays memorial service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

Clara Niebuhr, the daughter of Reinhard and Caroline Lena (Kruse) Fegebank was born on September 8, 1919 in OBrien County, Iowa. She was baptized on October 5, 1919 and was confirmed on May 31, 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. On February 14, 1939, she was united in marriage to Erwin Niebuhr at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. Clara worked beside her husband on the farm. Clara passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Pearl Valley Care Center in Sutherland, Iowa reaching the age of 97 years, 8 months and 2 days.
Clara was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church and Dorcas. She was a caregiver to her husband during his sickness and was also a caregiver for her son, Ron. She helped Ron in his jewelry store and taking care of his daily meals. She was a very caring person. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren who came as a true blessing.
Left to cherish her memory, her daughter and husband, Janet and Tom Lange of Paullina; grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Michelle and Mark and Kari Lange all of Paullina; six great grandchildren, Kelly, Beau and Brett Lange, Dani Jo and husband, Eric Rueter, Madison and husband, Ty Hansen and J.C. Lange; two great-great grandchildren, Lexi and Thomas; sisters, Ida Paulsen, Irene Massmann and Bernice Bonderman; also other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin; a son, Ronald; her parents and 3 sisters, Helen Kruger, Edna Massmann and Mabel Fritz.

A Woman of the Word
By Gail Burton Purath

The Bible wore her imprint
Its cover soft from use
The pages rubbed and wrinkled
The binding coming loose

And even if this Christian
And her Bible were apart
She still would have it with her
Hidden in her heart

Oh make me such a woman, Lord
Who hungers to be fed
Who cherishes a line from You
More than her daily bread

And when my days are over
May this be my epitaph
She longed to spend more time with Him
And now is doing that.
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