Niemann, Coletta M.

Niemann, Coletta M.


MADISON / SUN PRAIRIE—Coletta M. Niemann, age 92, passed away on Feb. 11, 2019, at her home in Sun Prairie surrounded by her family. She was raised by Frank and Jakobine Back. Coletta was a lifelong Madison resident, graduating from East High School in 1944. She was united in marriage to Robert Niemann and their storybook union lasted 70 years until his passing in 2018. She was devoted to her home and children.

Coletta was well known by family and friends for her homemade soup. She loved visits from all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always making sure they had something to eat. She enjoyed playing cards and the many camping trips with extended family and friends. She was a charter member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Coletta is survived by her children, Bonnie (John) Kees of Madison, Jack (Corinne) Niemann of Sun Prairie, Cindy (Steve) Frank of McFarland, Nancy (Ron) Rapp of Lisle, Ill., Jane (Dave) Hosking of Black Earth, Jim (Jessica) Niemann of Rio, and Elizabeth (Tim) Haines of Boscobel. She enjoyed her 14 grandchildren, Matt, Maria, Mitchell, Daniel, Angela, Brandon, Emily, Nicole, Adam, Alex, Jeremy, Kalista, Carli and Sydney; along with 11 great-grandchildren, Mattea, Skyla, Shine, Evelyn, Vera, Bennett, Mae, Grant, Jaycee, Rhys and Sari. She is also survived by brother-in-law, David (Barbara) Niemann; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; sister, Rosemary (Neil) Schlicht; brother, David (Marion) Schmidt.

Coletta and her family would like to expresses their most sincere gratitude to the staff at Highland Park Assisted Living and Agrace HospiceCare for their support and care of both mom and dad.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, with Father Bob Evenson officiating. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass, followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Coletta’s name can be made to Agrace Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53713.

We were so incredibly lucky and thankful to have you as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We take comfort knowing you are reunited with dad, saying I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Ave.

(608) 249-8257

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Ave.

(608) 249-8257

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