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Neil Edward Meifert, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1945
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 2009
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin, USA

At the time of his passing, Neil was a custodian at City Hall and worked during my second shift hours. He was so well liked by everyone at City Hall, but we at the police department on the ground floor were especially fond of him because we were, of course, still open after 5:00 p.m, when the other City Hall workers went home. Now that he is gone, my mind is flooded with memories. He'd stop by my desk and say, "OK kiddo, time for a break." I can still hear his voice, and I remember all the stories he told me about his family on those breaks. His family meant the world to him. Neil was not a tall man, and I would alway tease him saying, "What does a little guy like you need with a big truck like that?" And he'd laugh that laugh of his. Seeing the crash scene photos, and "that truck" smashed like an accordian is heartbreaking. No one knows yet how and why it happened. I am only one, but there are so very many that can say on this day, "I'm glad I knew him, he was a good friend." ~Lori~

Obituary as it appeared in the Sheboygan Press:

Neil E. Meifert, Sr., age 64, of Oostburg, died of injuries sustained in a traffic accident Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Neil was born June 1, 1945 in Sheboygan to August W. and Joyce P. (Mueller) Meifert Bortz.

He attended Harmony School in the Town of Wilson and was a graduate of Sheboygan South High School, Class of 1963.

After graduation he worked in the family business, Wilson Auto Parts in the Town of Wilson and served in the National Guard, 32nd Battalion.

On March 11, 1967 Neil and Doreen Martiny were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson.

In 1972, they purchased Wilson Auto Parts from Neil's mother and ran it until 1998. Neil then became employed by the City of Sheboygan and St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Wilson where he served the church in many capacities.

In his youth, he enjoyed racing stock cars and participating in drag racing and continued to be an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his wife, Doreen; he is survived by three sons, Neil E. (Cheryl) Meifert, Jr. of Plymouth, Kevin D. (Lisa) Meifert of Sheboygan and Ryan A. Meifert of Oostburg; five grandchildren, Nicole, Joshua and Sierra Meifert, Samantha Miller and Thomas Steffen; his aunts, Carolyn (James) Gruenwald and Hilda Meifert, both of Sheboygan; his uncle, George Mueller of Sheboygan; his sisters-in-law, Delores Schmahl of Sheboygan and Colleen Martiny of Oshkosh; a step-brother, Barry Bortz of Sheboygan; two step-sisters, Betsy (Steve) Spaeth of Wisconsin Rapids and Bonnie Lebeck of Scottsdale, AZ; his beloved dog, Harpo; and many relatives and countless friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Catherine Mueller; his paternal grandparents, Fred and Caroline Meifert; two brothers-in-law, Richard (Marilyn) Martiny and Ronald Martiny; and one sister-in-law, Ruth (Milo) Kwekkeboom.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 29, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6522 County Trunk OK, Town of Wilson. Reverend Frederick K. Jabs, Pastor, will be the officiant. A time of visitation and support will be held from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.

Neil will always be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit. He will be deeply missed.
Created by: Lori Nash-Kanitz (Angel ...
Record added: Jun 27, 2009
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I'm late for your Angel Day, but I was thinking of you. Rest in sweet, heavenly peace, Neil.
- Lori Nash-Kanitz (Angel Becky's Mom)
 Added: Jun. 26, 2016
Thank you for your service.
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- Erwin
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