Marcia Nieman

Marcia L. Nieman, 69,

of Berthold, formerly of

Minot, died Sunday, Dec.

27, 2015, in her home.

Marcia Lee Hagen was

born Sept. 26, 1946, the

daughter of Clifford and

Jean (Whittle) Hagen, in

Cut Bank, Mont. She was

raised and educated in

Cut Bank, graduating from

Cut Bank High School in


Marcia married Norman

Nieman Sept. 19, 1964, in

Cut Bank. Together they

had three daughters. They

made their home in a

variety of states and over-

seas in Germany, follow-

ing Norm’s career in the

U.S. Air Force.

They finally made their

home in Minot on July 31,

1981. Marcia worked for a

number of years on the

Minot Air Force Base in

the Base Exchange Store

and as a medical clerk at

the base hospital. She and

Norm moved to Berthold

in 2012 due to the flood.

Marcia was a member

of Zion Lutheran Church

of Berthold, the Sew So-

ciety of Sawyer, Minot

Public Library Quilting

Club, the Sons of Norway

and was an auxiliary

member of the American


Marcia enjoyed quilt-

ing, sewing, ceramics, oil

painting and china paint-

ing. Together she and

Norm enjoyed touring

throughout the state and

Canada watching stock

car racing. Marcia also en-

joyed traveling in their

motorhome to go camping

with Norm and often their


Marcia was a hard-

working woman with a

fighting spirit in her heart.

She worked tirelessly to

overcome many of life’s

obstacles. Marcia was

loved and cherished by all

who met her and will be

deeply missed.

Surviving family in-

cludes: her husband of 51

years, Norm Nieman, of

Berthold; daughters, Jan-

ette (Dave) Bower, Palmer,

Alaska, Debbie Nieman

and Corine (Todd) Christ-

man, all Berthold; grand-

children, Jodee Rahe (Ja-

son Cox), JT Rahe, Chris-

topher Persinger, Saman-

tha Christman, Brandon

Christman, Noah Christ-

man, Alexis Christman,

Michelle Bower, Tammy

(Denali) Rice, LuAnn

(Lowell) Button, David

Bower Jr. and Nathan

(Maranda) Bower; great-

grandchildren, Erin Bow-

er, Christine, Grace and

Eli Rice, Julian William-

son, Gabriella Bower and

Khloee and Mason Cox;

brothers, Chuck (Nancy)

Hagen, Kalispell, Mont.,

and Cliff (Phyllis) Hagen,

Cut Bank; sister by anoth-

er mother, Diane (Bud)

Biegler, Cut Bank; broth-

ers and sister-in-law, Gail

(Sandy) Nieman, Rick

(Erna) Nieman and Phyllis

Simmons; and numerous

nieces, nephews and


Marcia was preceded

in death by: her parents;

her grandson, Aaron

Christman; and numerous

aunts and uncles.

Funeral Service: 11

a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at Zion

Lutheran Church, Berth-


Burial: Wildrose Ceme-

tery, Berthold.

Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m.

today, Thursday, Dec. 31,

at Thompson-Larson Fu-

neral Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at (www.thomp-sonlarson.com).