Carolyn Irene Niemann, age 85, of Frazee, MN, passed away peacefully at Perham Health on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, with her family at her side.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee. Burial will be made at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee with a prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Visit www.fureyfh.com to leave online condolences.
Carolyn was born March 17, 1931 in St. Paul, MN, to Leo and Laura (Schaber) Trierweiler.
Carolyn grew up in Little Falls, MN where she attended school. Upon graduating from Little Falls High School, she began her career as the secretary of Little Falls High School. She moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, MN, where she worked as a book keeper at North Star Dairy.
She was married to Vernon Niemann on June 10, 1953, in Frazee, where they raised 3 children: Mike, Jeff and Patty. Carolyn later went to work as the secretary of the superintendent of Frazee schools until her retirement in 2001. Vernon and Carolyn also owned and operated the Frazee City Limits Club for a number of years.
Carolyn was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, bowling, and was inducted into the Frazee Bowling Hall of Fame in 2012. Above all, Carolyn loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by 3 children: Mike of Palmer, AK, Jeff (Joan) of Vergas, MN, and Patty Berg of Wadena, MN; 6 grandchildren: Keith (Amber) Niemann, Sarah Niemann, Philip (Rachelle) Niemann, Bjorn (Brittni Kampsen) Berg, Brigetta (Matt) Hagen, Christian Berg; 2 great grandchildren: Callie Niemann and Adelynn Reichelderfer; sister-in-law, Irene Ponsford; 2 brothers-in-law, Leland Niemann and Arthur Niemann; along with several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Laura Trierweiler; her husband, Vernon; brother, Russell Trierweiler; and aunt, Adelaide Schaber.