TOWN OF FOUNTAIN PRAIRIE/COLUMBUS -

Carol M. Niehoff, age 77, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at her home.

She was born on July 13, 1936, in Beaver Dam to George and Iva (Colvin) Haas. Carol was married to Eugene Niehoff on February 14, 1955, in Dubuque, IA. She was a 1954 graduate of the Fall River High School. She was a nurses' aid at the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Columbus.

Carol enjoyed family vacations and traveling which included trips to Las Vegas, Spain, and the Caribbean. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens, then canning her homegrown vegetables. She also kept busy with sewing and embroidery.

She retired as an inspector for Goodyear in Sun Prairie after 25 years in 1998. Survivors include her husband, Eugene of Fountain Prairie; three sons, Robert (Carol) of Columbus, Thomas of Phillips, James (Laurie) of Fall River; four daughters, Judith (Daniel) Mann and Sandra (Robert) Pratt both of Columbus, June Niehoff of Fall River, Beverly Niehoff of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Megan) Niehoff, Jason (Alissa) Kochaver, Jennifer (Darrin) Miller, Renee (Jason) Mann, Melissa Mann (Steve), Sean Pratt (Katey), Eric Salzwedel, Brandon Niehoff and Tiffany Niehoff; seven great grandchildren, Isabelle and Colton Niehoff, Noelle Niehoff, Avery, Maddie, Justin and Kaleb Kochaver; a brother, Leo Colvin of Rice Lake; a sister-in-law, Carol Haas of Randolph; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Betty Immerfall and her brother, Earl Haas.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, Columbus. Rev. Robert V. Moberg and Rev. Jerald L. Wendt will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the funeral home, and from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus Public Library, Hillside Hospice, or the charity of one’s choice.