Robert M. Niquette93, WWII vet, served with Gen. Patton

By on December 7, 2011

Robert M. Niquette, 93, of Lititz, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at Moravian Manor, Lititz.

A native of Garden City, Kan., he was the son of the late Seraphen C. and Ethel Thompson Niquette and husband of Enid A. Altwegg Niquette for 67 years prior to her death in 2009.

Robert was a 1941 graduate of Kansas State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry. During World War II, he served under Gen. Patton as a corporal of the Third Armored Division in Western Europe, where he received a Purple Heart. He had a long and rewarding career with Feed Service Corporation, serving as sales manager for all of the states east of the Mississippi River. In this capacity he worked with the nutritional needs of beef and dairy cattle and was responsible for developing and maintaining company distribution centers. In retirement Robert owned Liquid Feeds in Leola. A member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, he enjoyed playing bridge and horseback riding. He was a charter member of the Lititz Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He is survived by son: Charles, husband of Garland Niquette, of Lexington, Ky.; daughters: Renee, wife of Dennis Toews, of Salina, Kan.; Donna, wife of James Belt, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Denise, wife of John Heckel, of Cape May, N.J.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister: Ruth Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Moravian Manor, Special Development Fund, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements are being made by Spence Funeral Services, Manheim.

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