Obituary: Eleanor Niemann


Eleanor Esther “Ellie” Niemann, age 83, of Walcott, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  A visitation was held from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, June 20, at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.  A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 21, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott.  Burial took place in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Calvary United Methodist Church, Durant Ambulance and Walcott Fire Department in her memory.  Online condolences may be shared at

Eleanor was born on Oct. 6, 1937, the daughter of Everett and Esther (Wulf) Treimer.  She graduated from Durant High School with the Class of 1956.  Eleanor married Gerald “Jerry” Niemann on March 16, 1957, in Davenport.  Jerry died on Feb. 11, 2017.

Eleanor farmed alongside her husband, Jerry, in Cleona and Sheridan townships for 61 years.  She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Walcott.  Ellie and Jerry cherished spending time with friends and their “Bicycle Group.” She enjoyed cooking for her family, dancing, bowling, reading and flower gardening, especially orchids.  Most of all, Ellie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ellie will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Debbie (Bob) Vize of Long Grove, Loren (Jane) Niemann of DeWitt, and Linda (Rod) White of Davenport; three grandchildren, Anna (Josh) Skorich, Al Vize and Hannah Niemann; four great-grandchildren, Abby, Vivian, Kai and Hunter; one granddog, Kato; three siblings, Elaine Pahl of Phoenix, Ariz., Leila (Bob) Rekemeyer of Walcott, and Ken Treimer of New Liberty.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; an infant daughter, Judy; one brother, Leslie Treimer; one brother in-law, Gene Pahl; and one sister in-law, Bev Treimer.

Ellie’s family would like to thank Dr. Mel Sharafuddin, the University of Iowa Hospital and the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for the wonderful care they provided.


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