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New Life Assembly of God
Wednesday January 20th, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Sharon Rae Niemeyer

Inwood, IA: Sharon Niemeyer, 70, of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 21, at 1:30 PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran church of rural Inwood, Iowa, with Pastor James Koller officiating. Masks are recommended for the service. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.porterfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Sharon-Niemeyer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 20, from 2:00-7:00 PM, with the family present from 5:30-7:00 PM, at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood. Masks are required for the visitation. 



   Sharon Rae (Hepp) Niemeyer, daughter of Irwin and Esther (Elston) Hepp, was born on March 13, 1950, in Sioux Falls, SD.  Sharon attended school in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School in 1968.


   Sharon married Case Niemeyer June 22, 1968.  Together they created a home filled with love and laughter in Inwood until Case's passing January 2004.  During their 35 years of marriage they enjoyed attending various school events, camping, and creating many special memories with family and friends.


   Sharon looked forward to the annual Inwood Fourth of July celebration.  Sitting at the edge of the street screaming, "over here, over here" and being rewarded with handfuls of candy while watching the ear to ear smiles of the kids as they reaped the rewards.  Not to mention the occasional waves of water the rest of us endured as she sat there smiling and laughing as she only could.


   Sharon's deep faith and love of God was evident through her love of people.  It has been said, you knew where you stood with Sharon as she was straight forward.  However her home was always open, Diet Coke in the fridge and an overwhelming spirit of comfort and help.  Words of encouragement could be found in every card she created.


  Blessed to have shared her life and her memory, her daughter, Tracy (Billy) Burrell of Sioux Falls; granddaughter, Brookelynn Park; brother, Rick (Carla) Hepp of Sioux Falls; two sisters, Glenna (Donald) Farnsworth of Canton, SD and Lisa (Dan) Jenson of Las Vegas, NV; and three sisters-in-law, Wilma (Lee) Engstrom of Grand Rapids, MN, Sue (Mark) Bauman of Inwood, and Debra Hepp of Cusetta, GA.


   She was preceded in death by her parents, Irwin Hepp and Esther Hixson; husband, Case Niemeyer; brother, Robert Hepp; and sister, Lori Mayers.

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Sharon was a loving sister no matter what life through at her, or sister's.. A very caring ....

Lisa Jensen Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

sorry to hear of Sharon, I enjoyed visiting with her sending prayers to the family

Lynne Niemeyer Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

Sending my prayers to the family of Sharon. I can remember meeting you for the 1st time following the death of your sister Lori, who was a great friend of mine. After that, we tried to get together and meet for lunch and visit with each other. Yes, Sharon did speak what ever was on her mind, but, that's what I liked about her. She didn't mince words and told it how it was. Tracy and Lisa, my heart goes out to you. Take care and be safe.

Sherry Ford Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed sitting in the cafeteria at the Canton-Inwood hospital during my break. God bless this great cook.

Anna Shaffer Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Due to my age and covid I won't be able to attend, but my prayers are with the family.

Warren Niemeyer Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

Miss Sharon was truly a gift to whomever met her. I know she is truly in God's sweet presence enjoying her rewards. I had the pleasure of getting to know her while she was visiting her daughter nextdoor to me. I will never forget this very special Lady. Tracey, I am so sorry for your lost but I know you are brought some comfort by knowing she is truly in a better place. Can't wait to see her again beyond those pearly gates. Janice Surratt

Surratt Janice Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

I remember the day I told Sharon that I was going back to church and that God is amazing. We were having lunch at Taco John's in Canton and we sat and talked for 2 hours. Neither one of us knew how long we were there at the time all we knew was that we were enjoying each other's company.

Glenna Farnsworth Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM