March 10, 2014


Teresa Nieland, 90, of Carroll, died Thursday evening, March 6, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson, St. Lawrence choir, with Teresa's daughter-in-law Marilyn Nieland as cantor. Lector for the Mass will be Mary Baumhover. Gift bearers will be Teresa's great-grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers will be: Shirley Molitor, Ann Christiansen and Jean Knobbe. Casket bearers will be Teresa's grandchildren. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m.

The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday when visitation will resume.

Online condolences may be left for Teresa's family at

Born March 23, 1923, on the family farm in southeastern Warren County near Lacona, Iowa, Teresa was a daughter of Louis and Josephine (Kuhn) Wadle. She grew up and attended Catholic grade school in Rosemount, Iowa, and then moved with her parents to Carroll County, where she attended Sts. Peter and Paul School, graduating from grade school in 1935.

Teresa did domestic work in the area until moving again with her parents to Lake City, Iowa.

On May 17, 1943, she married Walter Nieland at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City with Father R.H. Nemmers officiating. The couple moved to a farm north of Carroll until 1986 when they moved to their home on North West Street in Carroll.

Teresa enjoyed making rosaries, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was an active member of St. Lawrence Parish, and Parish Ladies Guild.

Survivors include her children: Ken Nieland and wife Marilyn of Worthington, Minn., Kathleen Schwery and husband Duane of Plattsmouth, Neb., Rita Huegerich and husband Eugene of Fonda, Norman Nieland and wife Sherry of Carroll, and Lester Nieland and wife Kathy of Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her sister, Catherine Wiederien of Dedham; and her sister-in-law, Cecelia Wadle of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter in November 1997; her son-in-law, Donald Lillig; her brother, Julian Wadle; her parents-in-law, William and Catherine Nieland; and her in-laws: Elmer Wiederien, Andrew Nieland and Estella Hackfort.