Daniel A. Niffenegger

Daniel A. Niffenegger, Ph.D., 92, of Lexington, Ky., died Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington.

He was born on April 7, 1930, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Ora and Virginia Paterson Niffenegger.

He married Elnor Vermeer Niffenegger in 1953. She preceded him in death in 2016. He married Irene H. Niffenegger in 2017.

He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree from Montana State University and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University.

He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a statistician and agronomist administrator. He attended Trinity Hill United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill (Geof) Skinner of Cobden; a son, Donn (Debbie) Niffenegger of Warren, Mich.; grandchildren David (Frances) Niffenegger, Daniel Niffenegger, Douglas (Gillian) Niffenegger, Derek (Laura) Niffenegger, Nathaniel Skinner and Rachel Skinner (Matthew Hatfield); great-grandchildren Geoffrey H. Skinner, Henry Niffenegger, Liam Niffenegger, Arthur Niffenegger, Peter Niffenegger, Kenzie Niffenegger and Eleanor Niffenegger; other relatives Amanda Skinner and Janet H. Cox; and many friends.

In addition to his first wife, Elnor, he was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Mark Niffenegger; and a half-sister, Janet Schultz.    

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church in Lexington, Ky. Ray Mendenhall and Derek Niffenegger (Dan’s grandson) officiated. 

Milward Funeral Directors in Lexington, Ky., was in charge of arrangements.

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