Highland: Obituaries

Dorothy Niggli, 91

Dorothy Niggli
Dorothy Niggli

Dorothy M. Niggli, 91, of Highland died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at Faith Countryside Nursing Home in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, with the Rev. Chris Hill, senior pastor, officiating.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1924 to Christian and Mathilda (Kraus) Hitz on Deck’s Prairie, near Highland. On Nov. 28, 1946, she married Irvin Niggli at Evangelical and Reform Church in Highland. He passed away in May 1975.

Mrs. Niggli worked as a secretary for St. Joseph’s Hospital, Evangelical United Church of Christ (EvUCC) and Faith Countryside Homes, all in Highland, and Belleville Area College. She retired in 1999.

She volunteered at the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Faith Countryside, Meals on Wheels, and EvUCC, where she was also a member of the congregation.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and playing euchre and pinochle.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Ron) Bauer of Frankfort, Ill., Neal (special friend Pat Harper) Niggli of Highland, James (Joan) Niggli of Highland, Connie Niggli Jones of Highland and Kim (Ken) Mesle of Highland; grandchildren, Bret (Heidi) Bauer, Andrea Bauer, Krislyn (Bradley) Coons, Aaron Niggli, Libby Niggli, Robin (Rob) Enders, Kenneth Mesle, Christiana Mesle, and Morgan Mesle; great-grandchildren, Paige and Kelsey Bauer, Ava Niggli, Averett and Collier Coons; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Bob Jones; a grandson, Scott Niggli; brothers, Milton and Harold Hitz; and a sister, Verna Landolt.

Memorials may be made to EvUCC or HACSM.