Jeff Niedziela
1972 - 2019
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JEFF NIEDZIELA
May 2, 1972 ˜ November 27, 2019

Jeff Niedziela passed away Nov. 27, 2019, at the age of 47 surrounded by family. He was born May 2, 1972, in Kewanee, IL, and moved to Vancouver, WA, in 1979.
He attended Pleasant Valley Intermediate School and Prairie High School. He enjoyed all sports and played baseball in the Hazel Dell Little League and football while attending Prairie High.
At age 18, Jeff started working as a door builder at Cascade Aluminum. He was a loyal and dedicated employee for 30 years. Jeff perfected his craft and was very proud of his accomplishments at work, which included building all the doors at Safeco Field, doors for Red Robin restaurants and many overseas businesses.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Lori; son, Jeffrey Jr., of Washougal, WA; stepson, Dale Starkweather of Vancouver; father, Dennis of Vancouver; sisters, Pam Tyler of Brinnon, WA, and Jill Niedziela of Beaverton, OR; nephews, Shaka Rahman of Portland, OR, and Steve Tyler Jr., of Battle Ground, WA; nieces, Stephanie Washburn of Port Angeles, WA, and Dominique Niedziela of Beaverton; as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Niedziela; and stepmom, Millie Niedziela.
We all mourn his death as he was taken from us far too soon. He was one of a kind; we all miss him and love him more than words can express. He will always be remembered as saying “I’m OK.” Never wanted or needed anything, just a hard-working man, easy going and had a great sense of humor.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., at Northwood Park Funeral Home, 16407 NE 15th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Family requests donations to the American Lung Assoc. in lieu of flowers.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 11, 2019.
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May 1, 2020
Hey Jeff, tomorrow is your birthday!! I would give anything to have you here to be most likely eating pizza and watching you blow out your candles. I miss you and love you so much. I think about you everyday. I'm sure you will be celebrating in heaven with mom and Millie ❤
Jill Niedziela
January 27, 2020
Hey Jeff! We celebrated you Friday the 24th. The place was filled with so many friends and family. You are so loved, that was very apparent. I spoke which took a lot to get up and do, but you meant so much to me I wanted to share memories and fun times. Cliff told us when he got there that you made the doors at the funeral home. Home cool is that! I just miss you and love you so much Jeff. I still feel like it's not true. I think about you all the time. You would be happy to know you are right below Millie ❤
Jill Niedziela
December 28, 2019
Dominique and Christians baby boy Rowan was born December 22nd! He's so cute! Wish you could meet him. I have so many emotions going right now. I miss you so much it hurts and I'm so happy the baby is here. This is really hard. I know in the weeks to come we will be planning your celebration of life. We will make sure to do it up right, that's what you deserve. I love you so much Jeff. I honestly can't believe it's been a month already
Jill Niedziela
December 28, 2019
Love and peace to you Jeff. You are loved and will be missed so much.
December 12, 2019
Oh Baby❤ It is so hard to believe that your not hear with us right now. But you are in our hearts every day and always will be. Jeffrey and I will be ok knowing that your not suffering anymore and are up there with our God. I know your up there smiling with a whole new life. It's so hard be we will be ok.. we Love you and miss you always and forever❤ We will be with you one day again.
Lori Niedziela
Spouse
December 11, 2019
Oh Jeff, where do I begin? When our mom died and you were only 6 and I was 10 I at that moment felt I needed to look after you and always be there for you as your sister and someone you could always come to for anything. You were more than a brother to me, you were my best friend. We've been through so much, bad times and good times. You were always super quiet, kept to yourself and had a smile that would light up the room. I can remember all the times I would see you and you tilted your head up and said sup. That always made me laugh. A man with few words but you had a great sense of humor as well. I know you suffered the last few months and I would give anything to have taken that away for you. Words can't ever describe how much I love you Jeff. You will always be in my heart and not a day will go by that I won't think of you. You are with Mom and Millie now and I know in my heart you are OK. I will take comfort in knowing I will see you again. Love you and miss you so much. Your sister ❤
Jill Niedziela
December 11, 2019
I love you so much Jeff, you are so missed, I think of you and your wonderful SMILE always and forever!!
Pam Tyler
December 11, 2019
We love and miss you uncle Jeff. I'm very proud to have had the pleasure to have you as my uncle and been able to work with you. You are always thought of! Forever your nephew.
Steve Tyler Jr.
December 11, 2019
Rest in Peace.
Jason Niedziela
December 11, 2019
What a nicely done obituary.. What a wonderful young man and nephew. May God Bless all of you and carry you thru your grieving.... I love you Jeff!!!! Peace to all!!! Aunt Kath
Kathi George
December 7, 2019
I Will always Love you❤
Lori Niedziela
Spouse
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