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Carl Niedens, Jr.

July 9, 1931 ~ January 28, 2018 (age 86)

Lifelong area farmer and rancher, Carl J. Niedens, Jr., passed away Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at his home.

The son of Lucille Paula (Schade) AND Carl Niedens, Carl Jr., was born July 9, 1931 on the Niedens homestead in Lipscomb County, Texas.  The family moved southeast of Hardesty, Oklahoma, where young Carl helped on the family farm, attending Hardesty schools, graduating with the Class of 1949.  Carl was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and spend two years in Infantry in Korea.  After being honorably discharged as a Corporal, Carl returned to his beloved Oklahoma and continued farming and ranching.  Carl was united in marriage to Marie Christine Sogn on December 1, 1956 at Oslo Lutheran Church, near Gruver, Texas.  Carl and Marie spend 30 years on the farm near Hardesty, moving north of Guymon in 1988.  God, family, his country and the land were the foundation of Carl’s life.  He was baptized into the faith in 1931, confirmed in 1946 and lived out his faith at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Guymon.  Carl was a devoted and active member, served as an Elder, on many committees, and was on the Lutheran Cemetery Board.  Carl enjoyed tinkering with cars and engines.  He was a fine example of patriotism, honesty, trustworthiness and kindness.    

Carl is survived by his loving wife and honey of 61 years, Marie Niedens; five sisters, Lucille Winkler of Tyrone, Oklahoma; Dorothy Bernice Case and Martha Stewart and husband, Jim, all of Sandia Park, New Mexico; Deloris Alhorn of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Wanda Herm and husband, Howard, of Amarillo, Texas; his brother, Edward Niedens and wife, Betty, of Monksville, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Kathryn Riggs and husband, Bob, of Lewisburg, Kentucky; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Otto Niedens, and his mother-in-law, Ingeborg Sogn. 

Funeral services will be Monday afternoon, 2:30 P.M., February 5, 2018,  at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1212 North Crumley, Guymon, with Pastor Mark Wescoatt, officiating.  Military rites will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Henson-Novak Funeral Directors.

The family will receive friends for viewing and visitation on Sunday afternoon, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK  73942.

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