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Clarence Edwin Niemann

January 7, 1933 — March 10, 2021

Clarence Edwin Niemann was born January 7, 1933 in New Baden, Texas to Adolph Herman Niemann and Ida Marie Widmer.  He passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021 in El Campo, TX at the age of 88.  He graduated from Franklin High School in 1951.  Shortly thereafter, he moved to Houston, TX.  In 1953, he was drafted into the US Army.  He served proudly during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. 

Clarence married Edessie in 1951. This union lasted nine years and bore two children, Tim and Luanna. In 1969, he met and married Annita Camille McKinnon Pruitt. This marriage came with two children, George and Kathy. Clarence and Nita spent 43 years together until her death in August of 2013. After spending a brief time working in Houston, Clarence moved his family to “A Good Place to Live”, East Bernard. This homestead was his and Nita’s until both of their deaths. Clarence spent many an hour coaching Little League for his son, later his grandsons and many other little leaguers in the community.  He was always mechanically inclined and could fix anything.  Watches, mowers, knickknacks or anything electrical, Clarence could fix it all. After retiring at the age of 51 from Hudson Products where he was a maintenance foreman, he and Nita spent a lot of time traveling and cruising.  They visited every state in the United States except Minnesota. They especially enjoyed Alaska and Hawaii. They spent many a mile with their friends while RV-ing.  His favorite pastime was hunting and watching football on tv.

Clarence was a 54-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of VFW Post 3903, and a member of the East Bernard American Legion.  He was a past Worshipful Master in the lodge and served for 37 years as its treasurer.  Of this, he was very proud. 

Clarence’s greatest joy was his family.  He loved to go to sporting events of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His second greatest joy was his green thumb raising vegetables, chickens, and his pecan orchard, which he shared with many friends and neighbors through the years.  Having optimism, he planted fruit trees, grapes vines and many other items believing that he would be around to see them grow and produce.  This while being in his 80’s.  He indeed saw many come to fruit.

He is survived by his children: Timothy Niemann, Luanna Capps and husband, Randy, George Pruitt and wife, Kimberly, Kathy Bubela and husband, Kallen.  One sister, Rosalie Cazey of New Baden and sister-in-law, Dorothy Niemann of Conroe.  Clarence has 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.  Numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Annita, brothers, Alvin and Arnold Niemann, Sister-in-law, Sue Niemann, brother-in-law, Earl Cazey, daughter-in-law, Lynette Niemann and grandson Matthew Bubela.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 15 at Wharton Funeral Home with the Funeral Service to follow starting at 10 a.m. with Rev Steve Littlefield officiating.  Interment will follow at First United Methodist Cemetery in East Bernard.  Serving as pallbearers are grandchildren, Garret Bubela, Schane Niemann, Michael Niemann, Daryl Pruitt, Neil Pruitt, and great grandsons Ty Bubela and Schane Cade Niemann.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Houston Hospice El Campo, or any type of veteran’s association that you chose. 

Special thanks go to his best friends Daniel Pesek and Gene Lewis and to his very helpful neighbors who always helped him out when he called upon them.  They are too many to list but please know that the family appreciates everything you did for our dad.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left at whartonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Monday, March 15, 2021

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Monday, March 15, 2021

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East Bernard Methodist Cemetery

Koym Street, East Bernard, TX 77435

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