Thursday, 13 Jan. 2011
Culver - rhoda A. Niswander, 82, of Culver , passed away dec. 28, 2010 in Miller's Merry Manor in Culver .
Rhoda was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Huntington to Dr. David and Dr. Leila (Powell) Garber. She was a 1944 graduate of Peru High School. She then continued her education at the Carlton University in Minnesota, graduating in 1948.
March 12, 1950 Rhoda was married to Herman "Duke" Niswander in Peru. they were married 49 years. and raised nine children.
Rhoda was a lady of many talents. among them an accomplished pianist, gourment cook, and an avid gardner. rhoda's roots ran deep in Culver , as her grandparents were the first to build a home on the South shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Rhoda was a winderful mom who will be dearly missed.
Rhoda is survived by her sons: Sam (Amy Niswander and David (Cindi) Niswander, both of Huntington, and Matthew Niswander of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughters: Melissa Niswander Sytsma of Culver , Matalie Niswander and Katinka (Tim) Dixon of Ft. Wayne, Gretchen (Mark) Nichols of granger, and Letitia (Sanford Snyderman of Fishers; sister, Mary Jane Garber of Ft. Wayne; grandchilden: Nate Niswander and Joshua Richey of Culver , and Ryan (Molly) Richey of Plymouth; 19 other grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Deidre Niswander; and grandson, Matthew Richey.
There will be no visitation for Rhoda and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Rhoda's memory to the Culver Community Pantry, c/o Pat Birk, 307 N. Plymouth st., Culver , IN. 46511
Condoences may be sent to the family via the obitary page at www. odomfuneralhome. com.
The Odom Funerl Home, Culver , is entrusted wth arrangements.