Arthur Charles Nietfeld, 68 of rural Wymore, NE died Sunday, December 27, 2020, peacefully at his home. He was born March 17, 1952 in Marysville, KS to Paul and Agnes (Sandmann) Nietfeld. Art graduated from Marysville High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Ag Economics from Kansas State University and was a member of the KSU Rowing team. He was a lifelong farmer helping his parents at the chick hatchery before farming on his own. Art also worked for the Federal Land Bank in Ness County, KS, before returning to the Union Pacific Railroad and working as an engineer until retiring several years ago. When Art was not busy working on the railroad or farming, he enjoyed playing softball and attending his kids’ many sporting events. He married Peggy Ellenbecker Aug 6, 1999. Art was a member of Pheasants Forever, helping with the youth pheasant hunt, he received the Long Spur society award, and the 2004 Conservationist of the Year award. He was a generous supporter of the Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt for over 15 years. Art was a member Paddock Township Board, the Boy Scouts 7 Feathers Dist. Committee and was a supporter of Camp Cornhusker donating the Life Skills Building and the Emergency Preparedness Papillion at the camp. He received several awards from Hawkeye Hybrid Seed, the 2001 and 2004 championship yield club. Art loved the land, and enjoyed being outdoors, farming, wildlife and being in nature; hunting, fishing, and enjoyed allowing his friends and neighbors to hunt and fish on his land. He taught his kids about farming, hard work, independence, and instilled in them a love for the land.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Nietfeld of rural Wymore, NE; son, Robert Nietfeld of rural Wymore, NE; son, Matthew Nietfeld and wife Kellie and their children, Claire and Ella of Windsor, CO; daughters, Sarah Munson and husband Travis and their children, Graham and Linnea of Lebanon, OR, and Becky Carter and husband Jamin and their three children, Benjamin, Malea, and Xavier of Memphis, TN; brothers and sisters, Jerome Nietfeld and wife Ingrid of Manhattan, KS, Jane Pientka and husband Joe of Olpe, KS, Anna Symmonds and husband Wayne of Admire, KS, Joe Nietfeld of Marysville, KS, Karl Nietfeld and wife Joyce of St. George, KS, Edward Nietfeld of St. Joseph, MO, Theresa Knabe and husband Warren of Wymore, NE; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lucille Jenkins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 AM, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wymore, NE with Father Randall Langhorst officiating. Burial will follow the service in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery in Marysville, KS. A Rosary will be held 9:00 AM Thursday, December 31, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wymore, NE. Visitation will be from Noon to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Harman-Wright Mortuary with the family greeting friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday evening. www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice, NE in charge of arrangements.
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