Daniel H. Niedermeyer, 88, died peacefully June 5 in Portland of natural causes. There was a funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Mr. Niedermeyer was born June 2, 1929, the seventh of 15 children of Ben Sr. and Tessie Sabina Niedermeyer.
Mr. Niedermeyer attended Madeleine Grade School, Columbia Prep High School, and graduated from the University of Portland in 1951 with a degree in business.
Serving in the Army, Mr. Niedermeyer was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, during the Korean War.
In 1960, he met Ella Delos Santos from Hawaii at a wedding reception at the University of Portland, a week before she graduated. On May 9, 1964, they were married. It was the start of a wonderful 53-year marriage.
Mr. Niedermeyer worked in numerous capacities at Niedermeyer-Martin Company, a family owned lumber firm. In addition, he pursued interests that included gardening, reading and spending time with his family.
Mr. Niedermeyer is survived by his wife, Ella; his son, Danny (Karen); daughter, Victoria White (Tim); son, Theodore (Colleen); and seven grandchildren, Megan, Daniel, Katie, Molly, Michael, Joe, and Ella.
He is also survived by his sisters, Mary, Ruthie and Jeannie; and his brothers, Linus and James.
Mr. Niedermeyer was predeceased by his brothers, Ben Jr., George, Walt, Ed, Jack, and Tom; and his sisters, Katie, Virginia, and Tessie.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Daniel H. Niedermeyer to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3525 S.W. Patton Rd., Portland, OR 97221.