Melvin Niehaus, age 93, of Troy, passed away Monday, July 6, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. A Mass of Christian burial for 93 year-old Melvin Niehaus will be Saturday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., in the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Education Foundation.
Melvin was born September 3, 1921, to Arnold and Ella (nee Noeltner) Niehaus in Troy, IL. On February 20, 1954, he married Marian Knebel at St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.
He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, Helvetia Sharpshooters, and Madison County Farm Bureau. He loved to farm and did it his entire life. He also loved to talk to everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Niehaus, Troy, IL; his son, John (Dana) Niehaus, Troy, IL; 3 grandchildren, Allisen Niehaus, Aaren Niehaus, and Austen Niehaus; 2 sisters, Arline Fohne, O’Fallon, IL, and Bernice (Leonard) Dickerson, Collinsville, IL; 1 sister-in-law, Henrietta Knebel, Trenton, IL; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Ella Niehaus; 3 sisters, Lorine Tonnies, Marcella Heim, and Bernadine Poletti.