Alma Neiderhauser. Submitted photo
Alma Neiderhauser. Submitted photo

Alma Neiderhauser, age 90, formerly of Spring Valley passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.

Alma was born August 5, 1926 to the late Henry and Inga (Aamodt) Danielson on their home farm in Gilman Township west of Spring Valley. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Gilman Lutheran Church of rural Spring Valley. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and started her waitressing career at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, MN.

On June 9, 1951, Alma married Fred A. Neiderhauser. She discontinued her waitressing career and began her adventurous and rewarding life as a farm wife and mother. Alma and Fred were blessed with five children. In 1971, she returned to her waitressing career at the Indianhead Motor Plaza (which became Kwik Trip’s Hearty Platter Restaurant) on the Glenwood City/Spring Valley exit off I94. She retired at age 83 from waitressing, a career she loved which gave her the opportunity to meet people and make lasting friendships. Alma was able to make friends wherever she went.

Alma was an excellent seamstress and cook/baker. Her specialties of apple crisp dessert and Norwegian krum kake will always be remembered by her loving family. She was a lifelong, active member of the Spring Lake – Gilman Lutheran churches. As a Christian, Alma instilled the love of God and the love of family in her children. She was always there for them. Alma loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn (LeRoy) Johnson, Dorothy (Burt) Lindau, Janet (Brian) Riedel, Arthur Neiderhauser, and Elmer (Julie) Neiderhauser; grandchildren, Diana and Jessica Lindau, Aaron (Anna) Riedel, Stephanie (Scott) Hosie, Valerie Riedel, Hans (Randi) Riedel, Jim (Allie) Neiderhauser, Joe and Jake Neiderhauser; great grandchildren, Asher and Adeley Riedel, Micah, Vivian and Calvin Hosie; sister, Esther Mims; brother, Clifford (June) Danielson; sisters-in-law, Pearl Ducklow and Nancy Neiderhauser; brother-in-law, Willard Neiderhauser; many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; two brothers; one sister; five brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

Thank you to the entire staff of the American Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion shown to Alma.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Spring Lake Lutheran Church, Spring Valley with Reverend Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home in Spring Valley and also one hour prior to service at church on Saturday. Interment will be in Spring Lake Community Cemetery. Keehr Funeral Home of Spring Valley is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be directed to the Spring Lake Lutheran Church Youth Endowment Fund.