Heather Dunn Niemeier, 43, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Heather was born on May 30, 1975, in Evansville, Indiana to her loving parents Gail (Russell) and John Dunn. Heather graduated in 1993 from Reitz Memorial High School. She received her Bachelors of Elementary Education and Social Sciences in 1997 and her Masters of Literacy Education from Vanderbilt University in 1998 where she joined Kappa Delta Sorority. In 2007, she received her Doctorate of Education from Oakland City University.

Heather’s passion for teaching flourished as her career touched many students at Percy Priest Elementary, Highland Elementary, and North Middle School. She expanded her expertise as she taught at the University of Southern Indiana and Oakland City University.

Together as Heather and Fred began their family, her love of teaching became even more evident with her own children. Heather loved children’s books and she shared that passion with her children and her students. She was certified in meditation and mindfulness and taught this to many.

We will miss her bubbly personality as we mourn the loss of this beautiful daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend.

Heather is survived by her husband of 21 years, Fred Niemeier of Evansville, IN; children, Madison, Michael, and Emerson Niemeier all of Evansville, IN; parents, Gail and John Dunn; sister, Holly Dunn Pendleton (Jacob) of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Amy (Katie) Niemeier of Evansville, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

Heather was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Dunn-Jagielski; and brothers, John Michael Dunn and John Melton Dunn, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor Jack Eberhardt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Browning Funeral Home and again from 9:00 AM until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holly’s House, P.O. Box 4125, Evansville, IN 47724.

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