Paul F. Nieter

March 17, 1924July 13, 2013

PAUL F. NIETER, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born March 17, 1924 in Fort Wayne, and practiced Law in Fort Wayne for over 50 years. He graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School and North Side High School. He attended Idaho University and graduated from Valparaiso Law School in 1950. He served in the Army Infantry in Europe during World War II and received two Battle Stars. He was a member and past President of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, Ind.; past Board Member and Attorney for United Way of Allen County; past President of Lutheran Social Services; past President of Lutheran Life Villages and a member of the Board of Directors for over 30 years; past President of Valparaiso University Alumni Association and recipient of the Alumni Service Award from Valparaiso University; member of the Fort Wayne Bowling Hall of Fame. Surviving is his wife since 1948, Dorothea; daughters, Cathi (Tim) Galli of Dublin, Ohio and Christine (Andy) Goeglein of Fort Wayne; son, Dan (Beth) Nieter of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Bryan (Melissa) Galli, Jason Galli, and Stephanie Galli, Grant (Michal) Goeglein and Paige Goeglein, Ally and Maddie Nieter; great -grandchild, Taylor Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul C. and Hilda R. Nieter; sisters, Dorothy Thieme and Joan Knothe. "Go in peace thou good and faithful servant. You will be missed." Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave. with calling one hour prior. Rev. Michael Wakeland officiating. Visitation also from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd. Entombment at Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ind. or Lutheran Life Villages.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Debbie Faron

July 19, 2013

Chris, Andy, Grant and Paige
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Farons

July 17, 2013

Dan & Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Your Father was a true gentleman. Our sympathy is extended to your entire family. Love, Aunt Barb & Uncle Tom & family.

Barbara Merz

July 17, 2013

Dear Cathi & Family,

My sincere condolences to all of you. I hope the fond memories you have of your Dad/Grandfather will help make saying goodbye a little easier.

July 15, 2013

Dan and Family,
I'm sorry to hear of your loss; by faith it is a happy day. God's blessings. Del Dreyer

July 15, 2013

To The Nieter Family:

The Friedrich family extend our condolescences to your families. We always enjoyed Mr. Nieter and have fond memories of him and all the Nieter families.

With Deepest Sympathy,

David C. Friedrich

Dale Kruse

July 15, 2013

Dot and family,

We rejoice with you that Bud now rests in the arms of his loving Savior. He was a wonderful friend to my parents, Edgar and Mildred Kruse, and I enjoyed the numerous opportunities to be with you and Bud in Florida and in Ft. Wayne. Karen joins me in praying for your peace and comfort at this time.
Dale Kruse

Mark Heckler

July 15, 2013

Dorothea and family members,
The Valparaiso University community lifts you up in prayer as you mourn Paul's passing and rejoice in the promise of his eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May this Good News bring you solace and peace and may you take comfort in knowing how much Valpo appreciates his many years of dedicated service to the alumni association, and his exemplary life of leadership and service.

With deepest sympathy,

Mark A. Heckler
President, Valparaiso University

July 15, 2013

Dear Dan and Family,
My prayers are with you. Your father was a great person and my father and mother always enjoyed working with you dad. I spoke with you father just last month at LLV when I was visiting my aunt there.
God's Blessings to you.
In Christ
Gail Blessing Patton