Terry E. Niewohner

Terry E. Niewohner age 76, of Quincy died on Sunday, August 27, 2023, in Blessing Hospital.
Terry was born in Quincy on August 26, 1947, a son of Virgil and Betty (Bier) Niewohner. He married Barbara J. “Barb” Waterkotte on June 28, 1969, in the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and she survives.
Professionally, Terry began his working career at Gardner Denver. He went on to work for the Illinois Department of Employment Security as a regional manager, retiring after 27 years with the State.
He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School, where he played football and a graduate of Quincy College.
Terry was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. His memberships included the Elks Club, a lifetime member of Southside Boat Club, and former Past-President for three years of the Mart Heinen Club. In his younger years, Terry enjoyed going hunting, fishing, and boating. A devoted family man, Terry loved Christmastime, and is remembered for being loving and generous.
In addition to his wife Barb, survivors include his three children, Keith Niewohner and his fiancée, Erika Martin; Stacey Niewohner and Kraig Niewohner (Christine Jett) all of Quincy; five grandchildren, Kara (Cody), Kameron, Aiden, Trinity and Zoe; 4 great-grandchildren and his sisters, Ann (Jim) Ohnemus and Kristin Niewohner along with nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Romas Catholic Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to Education Fund for Aiden and Zoe or Quincy University. Pallbearers are Aiden Niewohner, Holly Powell, Scott Ohnemus, Brian Tucker, Bill Awerkamp, and Tom Sparrow. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com


  1. Rhonda Koch on August 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Kraig and Zoe, I was sorry to see that you have lost your dad and grandpa. I’m sure he was proud of both of you. Zoe, I miss you at St. Mary’s. I’m praying for all your family and I hope your good memories will bring smiles thru the tears as you remember special times spent together. God bless your family. My love and prayers!

  2. Mary & Jim Fuller on August 29, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Keith, Jim and I were very sorry to hear that you lost your Dad. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family

  3. Marcia Orsburn on August 29, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Kraig & Zoe so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather sending prayers and hugs.
    Marcia Edlin-Orsburn & family

  4. Steve McGartland on August 29, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Barb and family as you go through these difficult days.

  5. Kent Steinkamp on August 30, 2023 at 5:37 am

    I started at St. Francis kindergarten with Terry and remember him as friendly, intelligent and always interested in others. He and Barb chaired nearly all our CB/ND reunions and made them enjoyable. Rest in peace, Terry.

  6. Pat Atwell on August 31, 2023 at 10:40 am

    On behalf of all of Terry’s friends at Quincy University and various Athletic Directors and coaches that he assisted over the years we want to convey our sincere sympathy for your loss and our heartfelt gratitude for his outstanding service to the Mart Heinen Club for so many years. Terry was a fixture at QU athletic events and along with his father Virgil. Terry was unbelievably helpful during my tenure as the AD at QU. I am grateful for getting to work with him and will miss seeing him at the home events.

    God Bless

  7. PATRICK HUTMACHER on August 31, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Wow! So sorry to hear about Terry. I attended St. Francis, CB and QC with him and he was truly one of the nicest people I’ve known. My brother Mike, Larry Waterkotte and I rode together to football practice every day and shared lots of laughs. Our best to Barb and the rest of her family, and our prayers are with all of them. God bless you Terry.

  8. Don Benz on September 1, 2023 at 7:11 am

    Stacey and Family – I am sorry for your loss – I wish you peace

  9. Edward Mitchell on September 4, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Stacey sorry for your loss take care

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