Mary Niemann

Mary Niemann
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Mary Stal Niemann, 55, of Freeburg, IL, born December 5, 1959, in Danville, IL, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Niemann was a supervisor for the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Microbiology Division, St. Louis, MO.  She was a member of the Freeburg Chapter of the Eastern Star #542.  Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, and an instructor with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Stal; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Dorothy Niemann.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Dr. Stanley Joseph Niemann, DVM, whom she married on August 10, 1985;
her mother, Anne, nee Lipousky, Stal of Indianapolis, IN;
two sisters, Elizabeth (Sharad) Jain of Dearborn, MI
and Patricia Markowski of Indianapolis, IN;
four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur (Rita) Kuni,
Leslie (Judy) Niemann,
Leon (Kathy) Kohlmeier,
and Larry (Trudy) Niemann;
10 nieces;
four nephews;
six great-nieces;
and ten great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.  Burial will follow at Kolmer Cemetery, Waterloo, IL.

Condolences Left For Mary Niemann

Dr.Niemann and family,

Mary was such a wonderful person. We are sorry for your loss!

Greg and Joan Madden , Sparta, IL, 62286

We are so sorry for your loss!

Patrick and Erica Madden, Belleville, I, 62226

Dr. Niemann: I extend to you my sympathy in regards to the loss of your Wife Mary. I worked with Mary for 14 years and I really appreciate her as a super person. She was great to work with and she was very good person. My heart also weeps as I really appreciated her as a fine person and the friendship we develop from working together for 14 years. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Rich Gray

Rich Gray, Arnold, MO, 63010

My Condolences go out to your Family. Mary Niemann was a exceptional individual. When ever she’s around, she always made me smile. She gave me a sense of calm. She will be truly missed. May Jesus keep your Family strong!!!

Maurice, st. Louis, MO, 63120-2005


ROGER L DAVIS Sr., st.louis, mo, 63112

My thoughts and prayers to you. She was an amazing lady. God must have needed a very special Angel.

Julie Hubbard , Evansville , ILLINOIS, 62242

Mary was such a beautiful spirit and she touched so many lives with her big heart and her charm. I will truly miss her. My condolences to Mary’s entire family.

Angela Goode-Ricketts, St. Louis, MO, 63110

Our prayers are with you and your family Dr. Niemann that you will be comforted at this time as you mourn the loss of your loved one Mary Niemann. Mary has been an asset to Midwestern lab and a beloved fellow supervisor. We will miss Mary.

Dr. Frederick Nyanzi, Saint Louis, MO, 63120

To all the Family:
Mary was a wonderful person, and seemed to always be so positive, and one of the loveliest people to work with and have around. We talked many times about the Blues, and how much she enjoyed watching them play. She will truly be missed and will be looking down on all of us from Heaven. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow and loss of such an amazing individual.

Matthew Hall, Saint Louis, MO, 63123

I have been friends with Stan and Mary for some 30 years and even lived with them when I was between homes, She was the most patient, gentle and kind person I have ever known. She was a nature and bird lover that always expressed her joy in living. I will miss her so much.

Dr. Anna Ruman, Coffeen, IL, 62017

We are sorry to hear about Mary. She has Always been so kind to everyone. Blessings to all of her family.

Phyllis and Donnie

Donald Patterson, Danville, Illinois, 61832

Stan: We wish you and the family our deepest condolences with the loss of Mary. She was a beautiful person that loved you dearly and was always a delight to be around. We will miss her dearly, and our thoughts are with you always!

Joan and Steve Zimmerman, Waukegan, Illlinois, 60087

Dr. Niemann, I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. I have only worked with Mary from afar and the only time I had the pleasure of meeting her was when we came to the MWL to audit them. She was one of the most positive and pleasant persons in the laboratory. She was a great supervisor and her subordinates loved and respected her. The MWL has lost a great leader. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that you will find peace in knowing how much she was loved and how much she will be missed.
Dr. Charlie Pixley

Charlie Pixley, Winterville, GA, 30683

So sadden to heard of Mary passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Veterinary Clinic of Prophetstown

Dr Karl and Carolyn Hohenboken , Prophetstown , Illinois , 61267

My thoughts and heart are with all of Mary’s family at this difficult time. I have known Mary for many years through work and she was an amazing woman and asset to our laboratory and agency. May peace be with her loved ones….

Gail Graves, Athens, Georgia, 30605

I want to offer my sincere condolences to all of Mary’s friends, family and coworkers. I’m struggling to find the words to express how deeply saddened I am by this tragic news. As others have expressed, Mary was a truly great person, friend and coworker. We will all miss her so very much! My only comfort comes from knowing that she is now in a better place and is no longer suffering.

Brad Webb, Athens, GA,

I want to offer my sincere condolences to all of Mary’s friends, family and coworkers. I’m struggling to find the words to express how deeply saddened I am by this tragic news. As others have expressed, Mary was a truly great person, friend and coworker. We will all miss her so very much! My only comfort comes from knowing that she is now in a better place and is no longer suffering.

Brad Webb, Athens, GA,

Mary was a sweet, sincere, and warm person who will be missed by us all. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Mark Berang, Athens, GA, 30605

Stan and Mary’s family, please accept my sympathy. The loss of Mary is numbing. Many, many hearts are heavy in unison with her passing. She was so many things to so many people, and she excelled in all those roles of her life. Mary left a positive effect with each role, situation, and person she came in contact with during her lifetime. I know one of her favorite roles in life other than being a wife to her beloved Stan, was being an aunt. Mary loved her nieces and nephews and was so proud of them! She was such a loving person and always gave freely of herself. We will all come together to say goodbye to her, and I can’t help but hear the Beatles playing the great words of Paul McCartney. “And, in the end the love you take is equal to the love you gave”
Godspeed my friend.

Debbie Gomez-Trost, Highland, IL, 62249

I have met Mary a couple of times only, but I remember perfectly her smile, her kindness and the love my friend Liz had/has for her sister. she will be missed so much.
Our condolences go to all the family.

Marie Groisiller, Eden Prairie, MN, 55347

I wish to offer my most sincere condolences to all of Mary’s friends and family. I worked with Mary on several different projects over the last few years and had the pleasure of meeting her in person once. In the few hours that I was able to spend talking to her in person, she left a lasting impression on me. She was a wonderful, intelligent and caring person. She will doubtlessly be missed by everyone that knew her.

Most sincerely,
Phil Bronstein

Philip Bronstein, University Park, MD, 20782

I am going to so miss Mary she has been my best friend in this Lab where we worked. I’m going to miss our long conversations about whatever, the thing about Mary we talk about ever thing, we laugh, we cry. I will miss our bible study we have at lunch time. you can laugh at one, when I was in her office chatting with her and then somebody will peek in her office seeing me and her chatting away than ever body comes in the office and want to join in on the party. what was really when conversations change really fast when people walked Mary was a good counselor that is what the bible tell us all to be who are close Christ (john 14:16) and who ever is close to Christ will see her again (1st thessalonians 4:13-18)that how I know I will see her again we will meet the Lord in the AIR. Mary have a safe flight home to the father (John 14:2) see you later

arnold wilson, st. louis , mo, 63130

My prayers are for Mary’s entire FAMILY. I pray for you to have strength, peace, and hope. I want to express my most sincere sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

Mary was a highly valuable and respected supervisor and the effects of her passing are already being felt here by her fellow employees and management.

Please accept my sincere condolences for the entire family. Mary was more than a supervisor she was a “friend”.

Arneather Thompson, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63120

My family’s heart goes out to Mary’s family, her husband and especially her sister Liz, goddaughter Maya, Mary’s mom and the rest of the Jain family who are some of the most dear, generous people I know. Family means so much to these lovely people and their loss is felt by all who love them. Cancer is such a thief. Know that you are in our prayers.

Peggy Sue Brown, Peoria, IL, 61615

My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. May God comfort and give you peace during this time. It was a pleasure working with Mary her quiet gentle spirit and smile will be missed.

Linnnie Harper, St. Louis, MO, 63138

I remember when I first started to work for the USDA,Mary looked at me and said she was confident that I would make it their because I looked like I could handle myself. Those words never left me because she always had confidence in everyone. I will miss her smile and soothing voice. I for one am glad Mary is up their looking down at us and now she is the angel we all thought she was anyway.

Sherry Prince, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208

For the short period of time that I knew Mary while working at the USDA was a pleasure. She always had a smile on her face and walked with a pep in her step. She would always say “Hi Sarita”. Let me take this time to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to her husband and the rest of her family. Know that she is at peace and rest, suffering no more.

Sarita Thompson, Florissant, Missouri, 63033

Our deepest sympathy for the Niemann and the Stal families. May you find comfort in knowing that Mary is in God’s hands.

Jerry and Diann Glinski, Caseville, Michigan, 48725

So sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. She was such a wonderful person, always upbeat, and always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to listen to anyone’s problems and offer kind words of encouragement. She will surely be missed

Bryce M, Alameda, CA, 94501

We rarely on one’s life’s journey will ever meet someone like Mary, an angel of heart. I was very fortunate to me her, who spread her human kindness and generosity, whomever and wherever she went. Mary will be missed. Condolences to the family. May God Bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Myra Gardner, Alexandria, Virginia, 22307

Hello Dr. Niemann and family,
I had the pleasure of working with Mary in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014. She was hard-working, good-natured, and seemed to enjoy the adventure of working in a foreign country. The USDA team and the hosts very much enjoyed working with her. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Ralph DiCosty, Bogart, Georgia, 30622

I have known Mary and Stan since 1981. We went through college together and always ended up living in the same towns. Mary was the kindest, sweetest, and most gentle human being I have ever met. I will never forget her, she was my dear friend. God bless her and Stan.

Barry Newman, Waterloo, Illinois, 62298


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Paul Barr said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2020 at 9:23 PM

Dr. Niemann, Dr. Norman, I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I just saw the notice, I used to call on you for Beecham:Smithkline Beecham, Pfizer. Warm Regards, Paul

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