Maynard O. Niggli, 88, of Highland died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1927 in Grantfork to William and Elda (Wiesenmeyer) Niggli. On June 14, 1952, he married Gloria Louise “Dode” Hundsdorfer, who passed away on Feb. 10, 1994.
Mr. Niggli was born and raised on a family farm in Grantfork. He served with the U.S. Army and had active duty during World War II. He lived on the family farm and was a livestock and grain farmer until he moved to Highland in 1971. He also worked as a mechanic for General Tire in Highland and later in the maintenance department for Terra Properties in Highland.
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He had a summer home on Governor Bond Lake in Greenville and enjoyed spending time boating, skiing and fishing. He enjoyed tending to his large gardens. He also was a collector and enjoyed welding and inventing.
He was a former member of the Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan T. (Marvin) Asher of Highland; a son, Jeff W. (Lisa) Niggli of Highland; grandchildren, Alison L. Roe of Cape Coral, Fla., Joseph W. Asher of Dunedin, Fla., John D. Niggli of Edwardsville, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tanner J. Niggli of Travis, Calif., and Austin C. Niggli of Lebanon; a great-grandchild, Ryan Asher Roe of Cape Coral, Fla.; and a sister, Evelyn I. (Jack) Fessler of Godfrey.
He was also preceded in death by his father, who died on Jan. 18, 1995; his mother, who died on Dec. 9, 1978; a son, Kent M. Niggli, who died on May 30, 1977; and brothers, Wilmer O. “Bill” Niggli, who died in 1973, and Irvin C. Niggli, who died in 1975.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.