Anton G. Niekamp
May 9, 1925 – December 31, 2013
Anton G. Niekamp went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2013 at the age of 88.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 3 from 6pm to 8pm at Adams Funeral Home with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7pm. A Mass of the Resurrection will be Saturday, January 4 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lott, Texas. Father John Kelley will officiate at all services.
Anton was born May 9, 1925 in Lott, Texas to parents John and Annie Niekamp. He attended Marlin High School and was drafted out of the 11th grade to serve in the United States Army during World War II. In his service to his country, he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and was honorably discharged in 1946. After serving in the military he worked at Falstaff Brewery and then at Hammond Machinery for 35 years. Anton enjoyed farming and that is what he pursued later in life. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for over 75 years. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Anton was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Annie Matilda Rentz Niekamp; brothers, Robert Niekamp, Andrew Niekamp and Raymond Niekamp and sisters, Ida Niekamp and Mary Lynton.
Anton is survived by his brother, Alvin Niekamp and wife Ella Mae; his sisters, Dorothy Descoteaux and Irene Scroggins and husband James; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends and neighbors that cared deeply for him. Pallbearers will be Anton’s nephews.
- Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
- Holy Rosary Friday, January 3, 2014
- Mass of the Resurrection Saturday, January 4, 2014
Anton G. Niekamp
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January 6, 2014
you will be missed, very faithful in church and many years of being an usher. You and your brother always sat in the bench in front of my family. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.
January 5, 2014
Tony was a very special man and a wonderful neighbor. We always knew if we ever needed anything he was there for us. Will always remember that little smile and his gentle way.Won't be the same here without you Tony but know that you are in a much better place. Sharon and Roland Crossley
January 3, 2014
Uncle Tony, you will be missed more than you will ever know. You had a heart bigger than your chest and patience that made even Jobe look bad. We will miss you and always love you with a special place in our hearts.
January 2, 2014
The earth lost a good man, but Heaven gained an angel. I know you walked straight through the gates of Heaven. You are loved and will be missed.
With much love, Sharon and Eric Meyer