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Christina Emma Lena (Stickfort) Niehaus

January 25, 1925 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 93)

            Christina Emma Lena Niehaus was born on January 25, 1925, the daughter of Arnold and Emma (Theodore) Stickfort in Garnavillo, IA. She passed away on Thursday March 1, 2018 at the Edgewood Convalescent Center. 

            Christina was baptized on April 6, 1925 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, and she grew up on a farm outside of Garnavillo, graduating from Garnavillo High School in 1942.  After high school, Christina worked in Dubuque for 3 years and then later as a nurse’s aid at the Guttenberg Care Center for many years.  On April 20, 1948, Christina was united in marriage with Virgil Niehaus at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo and the couple was later blessed with two sons, Jerry and Ronald.  Christina worked beside her husband on the farm while working at the care center.  She enjoyed gardening, baking, especially all those cookies, embroidery work and taking care of her chickens.  She was a long time member of St. John’s Church and Ladies Aid where she served in each officer’s role with the organization.  Christina also helped out many years with Vacation Bible School. 

            Christina will be forever loved and cherished by her two sons, Jerry (Cynthia) Niehaus & Ronald (Audree) Niehaus; 3 grandchildren, Avonique (Jason) Tipsword, Danielle & Carrie Niehaus; sister in law Pat Niehaus and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Earl Stickfort Sr., Mary Stickfort in infancy, Fern Terveen, Irma Blume, twin sister Lena Hempeler, Leona Schroeder & Ivanelle Schlake.

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