Herbert Herman Niehaus

July 8, 1925May 6, 2018

Captain Herbert Herman Niehaus,USN (RET), age 92, of Tucson, Arizona passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home at Villa Hermosa. Herb was born to Gertrude (Ficker) and Carl Anton Niehaus in Chicago, IL on July 8, 1925. Herb spent 31 years in the US Navy, retiring on July 1, 1974. Herb married the love of his life, Marie Evelyn Weinberg on August 23, 1945. They were married for almost 73 years. Marie kindheartedly supported Herb throughout his long naval career. After retirement from the navy, Herb worked in the private sector and volunteered to prepare taxes for active military, veterans and their families. Together, Herb and Marie enjoyed their retirement years traveling, spending time with their children and grandchildren, playing golf and bridge, and attending the local symphony events, operas, and musicals with their friends and family. Herb was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Gertrude and his sister, Marianne Tiebout. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie and two daughters, Carla Ryan (Carla Dozier) of Palmer Lake, Colorado and JoAnn Niehaus of Leesburg, Virginia. He is also survived by five grandsons, Jeffry Larson, of Leesburg, VA; Joseph Larson of McLean, VA, Jeremy Larson of Ashburn, VA; Captain Michael Ryan, USAF, of Destin, FL, and Colin Ryan of Palmer Lake, CO and seven great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at: 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 or online at: Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 11, 2018

Herbert Herman Niehaus

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Herman and Barbara Gidley

May 9, 2018

Dear Marie, Carla and Joanne,

We were so sorry to hear the sad news. Herb was a very special man. We enjoyed sharing time and stories with him at Villa Hermosa. He was always willing to help out with any problems or questions that we had. He will be missed. Our deepest love, sympathy and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Herm and Barbara Gidley