Doris Jean Niethamer, 92, of Woodland, passed away on August 14, 2016 at her home in  Woodland.
She was born on February 18, 1924 to George and Jenny (Parmalee) Coats in Barry County, MI. Doris was a graduate of Hastings High School and attended Michigan State University. Doris worked at the Piston Ring in Hastings during WWII, but was a homemaker most of her life. On August 17, 1947 she married Thomas Niethamer and he survives.  Doris was a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Woodaland and the Children’s Studies Club.  
Doris is survived by her loving spouse, Thomas of 68 yrs, two sons, David(Darlene) Niethamer ,Mark Niethamer; three grandchildren, Tonya(Joshua) Sandborn, Vicki(Rick) Goethals, Sarah(Mike) Reed; 8 great-grandchildren, sister in law, Peg Dangle; Two Nieces, Carolyn(Keith) Murphy, Maxine Coats; nephew, Ron Coats. 
She was preceded in death by father, George Coats, mother, Jenny Coats, brothers, Kendall Coats and Max Coats.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 am Zion Lutheran Church, 6261 Velte Rd., Woodland, MI 48897
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church, Woodland, MI.
Burial will take place in the Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodland, MI.
Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be given at

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