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Julie Niffenegger, 57, of Kalona, died Saturday, December 28, 2019, at her home in Kalona. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father Bernie Weir and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 1, 2020, from 2 – 7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 1:30 PM. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.
Julie Niffenegger was born April 14, 1962 in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Michael L and Joyce (Altenhofen) Niffenegger. She graduated from Mid- Prairie High School and attended Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. She had many jobs throughout her life, including daycare provider, nursing home aide, delivering food to the homeless, helping her dad grow tomatoes for Heinz, designing floral pieces and managing the family business: Niff’s Nature Nook. Julie was an avid student of the Bible, attending many Bible studies and meeting lifelong friends through church and study groups. Julie enjoyed traveling and had visited many states and countries.
Julie is survived by her mother, Joyce Niffenegger of Kalona, aunts and uncles: Gerald (Maria) Niffenegger, Ward (Kathy) Niffenegger, Bill (Beverly) Niffenegger, Dixie (Steve) Schlabaugh, Jane (John) Schlabaugh, Dennis (Irma) Altenhofen, Ronald Altenhofen, Roger (Mary Ellen) Altenhofen, Les (Barbara) Altenhofen, Doug (Bonnie) Altenhofen, Pat (Naomi) Altenhofen and many cousins and friends.
Julie was preceded in death by her father Mike and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
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Joyce, I was so sorry to hear of Julues passing. Remembering great times spent with your family on the racing circuit. My prayers are with you.
Dee Jackson Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayer is with Aunt Joyce at this time. Julie was a great cousin - one of many of us who all grew up together and enjoyed a special childhood because of it. You will be missed Julie
Toni (Altenhofen) McNair Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM
Sending you my sympathy, Joyce. You and Julie served me many years as I would call from Colorado ordering flowers for my Mother. And what beautiful bouquets they were! Thank you! God Bless!Margaret Williams
Margaret Williams Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss, Joyce. Please know that you are inn my prayers. Let loving memories be a solace at this time of loss. God bless you with strength and peace at this time.
Joette Hartley Armbruster Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Julie Niffenegger
Ben & Lindsey Altenhofen Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM
We lost a kind and gentle soul when Julie left us. She had a great sense of humor and lived doing what she thought was right and best. So sorry to all of her family for such a loss.
Ann McAndrew Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM
Thinking of you dear friend. Bessie Milford-Dykstra
Bessie Milford-Dykstra Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM
Joyce, our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers and thoughts.From Ann and Keith Altenhofen familyYour cousins Sharon, Twyla, Tom, Cindy, Tim and Gary.
Your cousins Sharon, Twyla, Tom, Cindy, Tim and Gary. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
With loving memories of JulieNiffeneggers, Jerry sr, Stella, Jerry jr. , Gabreille and Jake.
Niffeneggers, Jerry sr, Stella, Jerry jr. , Gabreille and Jake. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM