Donald John Niemeier Jr. “Buck-M-Up”

Buck lived in Orfordville, WI until he passed away peacefully at home with his dog, Chrome, and horses at the age of 59, on September 23, 2023.

Buck was born on April 18, 1964, to Donald J. Niemeier Sr. and Germaine Niemeier in Beloit, WI.  He was a proud a redi-mix driver for Lycon and Ozinga, finishing his career as a mechanic.

Buck was known for being as stubborn as his mules, and for being a bit calloused but if you were in his circle, you were taken care of.  He was also known for his love of his horses and animals, gardening, and most of all his grandkids.  Buck was a great horseman in both riding and driving.  When people would ask him “can you ride this horse?” He would respond with “Does it have four legs… then yes I can ride it.”   If you rode with Buck, you know he liked to have daylight showing between his girth and his horses’ belly.

Buck made the most of his last years by spending time with his grandkids, in his garden, in the field with his animals and sharing his knowledge with anyone who would listen…. And sometimes, those that wouldn’t.  He loved a good bargain; whether it was an auction and buying a $1 worth of screws, a deal at the feed store or a grocery sale on canned sweet corn.

  He is survived by his son: Dakota Niemeier (Nicole), granddaughters: Kaelynn, Kennedi Niemeier and Avery Lewis, daughter: Reina Niemeier, siblings: David (Mary) Herbst, Robin (Curtis) O’Brien, and Melodie Ward, Close friends: Patti Doran, Carissa Wolfe (Josh Moore), Hanna Pautsch, the Albany Wagon Train and the Circus-Circus. Buck is proceeded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Newark Gun Club, 11438 S Smythe School Rd, Beloit, WI 53511 on October 7, 2023 from 12:00-3:00 pm.  Please join us in sharing stories, laughs, and good memories.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead assisted the family with arrangement.  608-897-2484