Carl Wilbert Niederwimmer

Carl Wilbert Niederwimmer, 89, of Gladstone, Missouri, passed away November 4, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church, 6700 NW 72nd Street Platte Woods, MO 64151. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00am.

Carl grew up on a farm in Russellville, Missouri. He was drafted into the Army in 1953 where he served in Korea for two years. After his return home, he attended trade school for diesel and auto mechanics. He married Vonnie on October 25, 1959. They started a family in 1966 with Nancy and in 1968 they added Lori to the family. Carl worked at TWA from 1967-1994. He enjoyed his tractors, time in his shop, offering a helping hand to others and supporting his two girls in all their activities. Carl and Vonnie spent their later years traveling throughout the US and abroad. He also had four grandchildren that were the apples of his eye. He was known for his woodworking skills and being able to build or fix anything.

He was preceded in death by: both parents and his sister, Lydia Winkler.

Survivors include: wife of 63 years, Lavonna “Vonnie” Niederwimmer; daughters, Nancy (Scott) Skahan and Lori (Jerry) Dowding; grandchildren, Rowen, Aidan, Connor and Carys.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Harvesters- the community food network, The Salvation Army, or Christ Lutheran Church.


  1. Stephanie McCullough on November 7, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    I am so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing your father! He was a wonderful person and he sure did love his family!
    I am thinking about you and praying for all of you!
    Much love,

  2. Cory H Day on November 8, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    As a kid I had Carl and Vonnie as neighbors, right across the street. Carl was always ready to help if you needed something fixed or he would lend me tools, or just shoot the breeze. Now that’s a friend.
    With Love, Cory Day

  3. James E Affolter on November 8, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Carlwas a good egg

  4. Rick Smith on November 9, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Carl’s positive attitude and Get-It-Done manner, always with a smile.
    TWA workmate in Facilities Maintenance. RIP

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