Lieselotte (Liesa) Elfriede Niehaus, 90, of Allison, Iowa, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. She was born March 19, 1928, in Posen, Germany, to Alfred and Martha Rosenau.
Liesa attended grade school and completed a specialized domestic training program in Germany. She then moved to the US, and was united in marriage to Emory Carl Niehaus on September 18, 1955, in Allison, Iowa. Liesa was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vilmar, in rural Greene. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, crocheting, needlepoint, and embroidery.
Liesa is survived by her daughters Mary (Paul) Miller of Iowa City and Marcia (Pat) Larson of Allison, grandchildren Alyson (Nate) Davis of St. Joseph, Michigan, Lauren (Brandon) Schomberg of Victoria, Minnesota and Scott Burak of Cedar Falls, great-grandchildren Spencer Davis, George Davis, Parker Schomberg and Luella Schomberg and sister Inge Griebe of Hanstedt, Germany.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Martha Rosenau and husband Emory Niehaus.
"My sympathy to Mary Ann and Marsha and families. I?ll always remember wonderful meals at the Niehaus farm and beautiful flowers. Music by Emory on the baby grand pianos was also very special. As a littl e girl I always wondered why Emory had two pianos. Perhaps he knew he would have two little girls"