Lawrence A. “Larry” Niemuth, 75, formerly of Kiel, passed away Monday morning, July 21, 2014, at Rocky Knoll Health Care, Plymouth, just nine days before his 76th birthday. He had resided at Rocky Knoll the past 20 years living with massive brain damage, all these years due to bleeds on the brain.

Larry has been set free to be with his Lord and Savior.

He was born July 30, 1938, son of the late Henry F. and Marion (Pecnik) Niemuth. Larry attended Sheboygan Falls High School.

For four years he served with the U.S. Army. He was very proud to be a paratrooper while in the Army, serving one year in Germany.

After his discharge from the service, he went to work at Bordens and Kohler.

He married the former Betty Vogel and together they had two sons, Brian and Bruce.

In 1977 Larry met the love of his life, Joanie Fuhrmann, and together they managed the Sandpiper Supper Club in Plymouth. They later owned and operated Larry & Joanie’s Bar in Kiel.

He had been employed at Ameriquip in New Holstein as a supervisor until his health caused him to retire.

Well known for his huge sense of humor, Larry was the life of the party. He touched the many lives of those he knew and will be missed by many.

Larry enjoyed collecting antiques, garage sales and remodeling their homes. He was very handy and could fix just about anything.

He also enjoyed playing cards, belonging to many card clubs, shaking dice and playing pool.

Survivors include his longtime sweetie, Joanie of Kiel; two sisters, Darlene Polster, Dorothy (John) Kimme, Sheboygan Falls; one brother, Al Niemuth, a resident of Rocky Knoll; and sister-in-law, Ruth Niemuth, Sheboygan. He is further survived by Joanie’s children: Michelle (Mike) Brantmeier and Cory, Kevin (Chris), Michael (Amy) and Amy Fuhrmann and their children; Joanie’s family: Agnes (Robbie) Schrage, Mary (David) Abler, Mt. Calvary; Andrew (Mary) Gulig, Steve Gulig, Pipe; Cathy Gulig, Plymouth; Ralph (Jackie) Gulig, Janet (Dave) Ahern, Fond du Lac and David (Kathy) Gulig, New Jersey. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Henry Jr., Donald (Mary) and Marvin Niemuth; one brother-in-law, Harry Polster; one sister-in-law, Luanne Niemuth and Joanie’s brother, Bill Gulig.

Cremation has taken place.

Funeral services for Larry were held Monday evening, July 28, at Meiselwitz- Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, with Lay Minister Dan Krueger officiating.

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Larry’s family would like to extend their thanks to the doctors and staff at Rocky Knoll for the wonderful care and compassion shown to him the past 20 years.

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