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William Niebling

February 12, 1937 — May 21, 2022


On May 21, 2022 William “Bill” Charles Niebling was welcomed into eternal life by his parents William and Elenora Niebling, his cherished daughter, JulieAnn but most importantly by the presence of his Lord and Savior. He left his earthly home on White Lake peacefully with his beloved daughter Rae Lynn and dear wife Ardis by his side with the support of their families.

Bill was born on February 12, 1937 in Milwaukee. Bill was the son of Rev. William Niebling D.D. who was married to his wife Elenora.  As a family they resided in Wauwatosa where they spent their time dedicated to the church and summers spent at their family cottage on White Lake, Montello, WI.

Bill was proud to serve in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He was then joined in marriage to June Marten on June 25, 1960. They resided in Brookfield where they welcomed their two daughters: JulieAnn and Rae Lynn. Bill then started his career for True Value where he had found love for retail hardware. Starting as a high school student making .35 an hour to owning his own True Value Store in Clintonville 1975. This led to starting a Convert- a- Furnace business and designing Aunt Sarah wood furnaces. Many family road trips were made including a couple trips to Florida, Virginia and a RV trip out West.

In 1985, Bill and June parted ways, where he was then joined in marriage to Ardis (Pingel) Engelien on November 25, 1989. They resided in Montello where they enjoyed living amongst the wildlife on beautiful White Lake where Bill grew up. They took pleasure in traveling all over the country with their whirlpool business, partook in the Princeton flea market and especially enjoyed traveling to Lynchburg, VA and Canada.

Bill enjoyed cars, owning forty-four cars throughout his lifetime! Fishing, telling jokes, history, politics, spending time with family and attending his grandchildren’s performances. Bill went out of his way to surprise his daughters and grandchildren when he was looking for a car ride adventure. Bill had a great respect for Jerry Falwell's ministry and Liberty University. His family viewed him as a generous man. They loved his sense of humor and always looked forward to his text messages which usually consisted of a joke or words of encouragement.

Survivors include: Bill's wife, Ardis, daughter, Rae Lynn Mielke, son-in-law, Paul (Sarah) Holbrook, sister, Ruth Vijayapal, former wife, June Niebling, step daughters: Sharon (Doug) Rethmeyer, Karen Engelien, Sue (Dan) Mahlum, Mary (Paul) Leithold, Cindy (Todd) Johnson.  He is also survived by grandchildren: Adam (Rita) Holbrook, Tyler (Alyssa) Holbrook, Elijah Holbrook, Shelby (Jordan) Nead, Cassandra (Dustin) Salber, Vickie ( Austin) Hovel, Justin (Ellie) Mielke, Brittany (Rich) Cloeter, Aaron Mielke, Kristen (Andrew) Gast, Collin Mielke, Cody (Julia Peebles) Mielke, Alex Mielke as well as great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Peyton, Emerson, Bentley, Kendall, Carter, Scarlett, Tansley, Jaxon, Everlie, Marshall, Nevaeh, Grayson and another on the way.   Bill is further survived by many other step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bill's life mission was to share the love of Jesus Christ with others, to have them experience a relationship just as he did. His favorite Bible verses come from John 3:3 "Jesus answered to them," Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" and John 3:16 "For God so loved the world he gave his one and only that whoever believes in him shall not parish but have eternal life."

A memorial service for William Niebling will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church, W3278 Co Rd K, Markesan.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.  Pastor Gary Zacharias will preside and inurnment will be private.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.

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