Roy Edward Niedt
Nov. 2, 1922-Aug. 15, 2014
Submitted by Wayne Johnson
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Roy Edward Niedt of Milton-Freewater, Oregon passed away on Aug. 15, 2014, at Regency at the Park in College Place at the age of 91 years.
Roy was born in Dublin, California, to John and Amelia Niedt on Nov. 7, 1922. Roy grew up in Dublin attending Murray School and graduated from Amador High School in Pleasanton. Roy served in the 1504th Army Air Force base unit for five years during World War II. He was an airplane mechanic and was stationed in India, Burma and the east Indies.
Roy married Virginia (Susie) Renick on August 26, 1946. The couple lived in Dublin and then Pleasanton. Roy owned and operated an auto parts store in Castro Valley, California until his retirement. Roy enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking. He was a good and generous friend to everyone he met.
Virginia passed away in 1994. In 1996, Roy moved to Milton-Freewater to reside with his sister, Bertha Berry. In 2009 Roy's health caused him to move to Quail Run Retirement Home and then to Pioneer House in Walla Walla. In July of 2013, he moved to the Regency at the Park in College Place.
Roy was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Milton-Freewater, where he was baptized, proclaiming his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a member of the American Legion, a master mason of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners' Scottish Rite.
Roy is survived by his nieces, Judy (Ernest) Johnson of Milton-Freewater and Yanette Schimmelfennig of Laramie, Wyoming; great nieces and nephews, Wayne (Julie) Johnson of Pleasanton, Laurie (Chris) Busk of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Dave (Carolyn) Carter of Milton-Freewater, Kathryn (Arron) Gundlach of Renton, Washington, Steve (Gayle) Carter of Pasco, Washington, Kim (Mike) Garcia of Milton-Freewater, Brandon (Lisa) Schimmelfennig of Ceres, California, Stephanie Emanuel of Thornton, Colorado; and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Roy was preceded in death by his parents John and Amelia, his wife, Virginia, his sister Berta, two brothers, William and Robert Niedt, nephew, Howard Hilton and great nephew Kenneth Carter.
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