Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Shirley J. Niehaus

September 21, 1942 - October 7, 2022


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    Peg Jewell says

    So honored to be Shirley ‘s neighbor for the last two years.
    I loved watching her pot plants and tend to her precious Maddie Rest Well my Friend

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    Gary and Karen says

    Debbie, Randy, and Sherri, we send our love to you all! Shirley was a fun, loving, and great sister-in-law! Bernie hit the jackpot when he married her! We remember lots of fun family gatherings in your home! We are glad to know she is now reunited with loved ones who have gone on before her. We know Shirley will be missed, but she left behind 3 great kids and a lot of wonderful memories of her great smile and laughter over many years! May you all feel comfort during this very hard time.

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Shirley J. Niehaus, 80, passed away on October 7, 2022. She was born on September 21, 1942 to Elmer Roettger and Margaret (Gates) Roettger in Evansville, Indiana.

Shirley was full of compassion, care, and a heart of gold. You could so easily feel her love; she was a friend to all. She had the gift of gab and never knew a stranger. Shirley loved watching nature; she appreciated the beauty in butterflies, hummingbirds, cats, and wind chimes. She loved spending quality time with her family making memories. Shirley was a joy to be around and will be missed greatly.

Shirley is survived by her children Debbie (Ronnie) Kimball, Sherri (Mike) Horton, and Randy Niehaus; grandchildren Joe Martin, Michelli Horton, Austin Niehaus, Trevor Niehaus; Great-grandchildren Ethan, Sean, Carter, and Madelyn Martin; siblings Kenneth (Mary) Roettger, Delores “DJ” (Clinton) Coomer; and many extended family and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Bernie Niehaus; son Tony Niehaus; parents Elmer Roettger and Margaret Roettger; and brother Wayne Roettger.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 4-7pm and following on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 11am until the time of service 12pm at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Shirley’s memory to River Kitty Cat Café located at 226 Main Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708.