In Memory

Michael J. Nieman

Mike's wife, Lola, informed Rindy Ward Chamberlin that he passed away on November 21, 2016.

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01/29/17 04:03 PM #1    

Steve Hitz


I remember Mike as a smart ass, wise cracking kinda guy.  Always a Alfred E. Neuman, of Mad Magazine fame.  He also worked at FPL for many years as a service planner.  I was a lineman there, and we'd see each other on jobs, etc.  Sad to see you go, Mikey.../steve






02/01/17 07:37 PM #2    

Vernon Dahl

Mike and I were buds in school. We were in the Sea Scouts together. What a riot!! I remember his mom had a house on the Lauderdale Isles, not too far from my folks house, where we spent much time.

Mike was basically nuts, which was a good influence on me, since I was pretty much a straight-shooter. I don't remember how we became friends- I don't think we shared a single class (maybe English). I remember to this day a silly phrase he used to say a lot: “It’s crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide.” When asked what it meant, he'd answer "That's good advise". I looked it up decades later to find the origin. (Mad Magazine)-Google it-it's amusing.

I left Ft.Lauderdale in '64 and didn't return to live again until 1997. I never saw him again, but thought of him at times. I regret I didn't try harder to find him. RIP. Mike...

You know, we're not THAT old, but I'm dismayed that so many of us have left. So my advise is: try to re-connect with a classmate/friend you haven't seen for awhile before it's too late. (sorry for the maudlin turn)


Vern Dahl

02/04/17 09:51 AM #3    

Linda Amick (Gossett)

I, too, remember Mike from Sea Scouts, as well as Vernon.  Those were great times and we had a lot of fun on our boat trips.  We had a super bunch of Scouts in the group.

Bill Gossett

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