Services for Edward H. Nienaber will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 21, at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church, Danville Boulevard, Danville.
Edward was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Rose City, Mich. He was raised in West Branch, Mich., where he attended West Branch High School and graduated in June 1948. He graduated from Michigan State University in June 1952. He was inducted into the Army Artillery in July of 1952. He attended basic training – officer candidate school in Oklahoma. He was posted to duty and went to Korea in February 1953, and served 30 months in the army. He served as Battery Artillery Executive Officer, Battery C 59th Artillery Battalion. Upon discharge from the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, he went to work for Western Electric (now Lucent Technology) in Chicago, Ill., as a systems engineer officer, following job assignments in Virginia, back to Chicago and New York City. He was transferred to Sunnyvale in 1969, following an assignment and promotion where he was Engineering Manager until retirement in 1987.
Edward traveled extensively upon retirement, both in the United States and abroad (London, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Isle of White, Ireland, Wales, Mexico, Scotland, and the Mediterranean ). Edward lived in Danville for 37 years. He enjoyed golf with a group of friends in Danville, and enjoyed carving unusual carousel horses and managerie. His work became known to magazines, newspaper articles and trade publications, and he carved for five years in Dublin as a teacher. Many of his students owe their carving skills to his instruction.
Edward moved to Grass Valley in 2005 to be near his son, Bob, who lives in Nevada City. He was a member of the Model A Club, which he enjoyed touring with very much.
Edward is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lorraine J. Raiman Nienaber; son, Bill of Reno, Nev.; daughter, Wendy of Concord; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Chelsea and granddaughter Katelyn, all of Nevada City.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.
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