Walter Niccum, 97

Walter L. Niccum, 97, North Manchester, died on Nov. 4, 2019 at 12:43 a.m. at Kosciusko County Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1922 to Albert L. and Mary K. (Karn) Niccum in Wabash County.

Walter married Doris I. Cripe on Jan. 1, 1942. She died in 2008.

He then married Marie M. Betton on June 6, 2010. She survives.

Walter began his career as a farmer and then was owner of Mutual Grain Co., Servia, for 29 years, manager of Eastern Indiana Ad Equipment for 13 years, and an agent for Peebles Realty, Wabash, for 11 years.

Walter was a man that gave many people chances and employed them. He showed them how to run a business and be successful at it. Walter was also a volunteer firefighter for 17 years for Chester Fire Department. He worked hard for everything he had. Walter enjoyed traveling the U.S., reading, fishing, and deer hunting in Wyoming. He also fought to keep Ag education in Manchester High School.

He was a member of Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.

Walter is survived by sons, Paul D. (Jo Lynn) Niccum and Thomas J. (Vicki) Niccum, both of North Manchester, and Roger D. (Diane) Niccum, Indianapolis; sister, Dorothy Byers, North Manchester; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by one brother, Edward R. Niccum; and three sisters, Doris Boocher, Mae Metzger, and Fern Long.

Services will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at noon at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 N. 3rd St., Liberty Mills, officiated by Pastor Erin Huiras. Calling will be two hours prior also at Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

Memorials can be sent to Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester,

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Posted on 2019 Nov 06