Lauretta Niederwerfer

Lauretta Niederwerfer

Lauretta Niederwerfer, 91, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Marquardt Health Center.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Todd Iverson officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at La Belle Cemetery in Oconomowoc. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Lauretta L. Baars was born on Aug. 5, 1928, to Paul and Meta (nee Moldenhauer) Baars in the town of Farmington. She was baptized on Aug. 8, 1928, and confirmed on April 6, 1941, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington. Lauretta graduated from Johnson Creek High School on May 25, 1945.

On May 15, 1948, Lauretta married Robert Niederwerfer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. Lauretta worked at the Watertown Memorial Hospital for many years. She and Robert enjoyed many years at their lake home in Mercer. She enjoyed playing bingo and various card games.

Lauretta is survived by her daughter-in-law, Cheri Harwood-Niederwerfer of Marshall; grandchildren, Bryan Niederwerfer of Madison, Casey (Tiffany) Niederwerfer of Madison, Josh Niederwerfer of Marshall, Cami Niederwerfer of Marshall; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Evan and Emmy Niederwerfer, all of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Niederwerfer; and son, Richard Niederwerfer.

Lauretta requested a special thank you to Glenn and Shirley Niederwerfer for the numerous things and care they provided for her.

Hafemeister Funeral Home & Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown