Leo Neimeyer, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Golden Living Center – Dorchester.
He was born October 27, 1919, in the Town of Sevastopol, the son of Jacob and Teresa (Zelhofer) Neimeyer. Leo attended Sunny Point School. He was awarded the Purple Heart while serving his country in the United States Army during WWII as a gunner and tank destroyer.
On May 18, 1954, Leo was united in marriage to Louise De Seve Wagner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Together, they owned and operated their dairy farm on Dunn Road. Leo also worked in the ship yards for Christy Corp in Sturgeon Bay. Louise preceded him in death on August 13, 1991.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Happy Hoppers Dance Group of Kewaunee County. Leo enjoyed playing cards and dancing the polka.
He is survived by his son, Charles (Suzanne) Wagner of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Kevin (Kelly Schadrie) Wagner of Green Bay, Melissa (Brandon) Trepanier of Denmark, Amy Wagner of Neenah, Darin (Heather) Wagner of Eau Claire, Bruce (Kelly Ann Ingram) Wagner of Florida, and Kim (John) Lodl of Sturgeon Bay: nine great-grandchildren, Ragen and Collin Trepanier, Savannah and Catherine Wagner, Christopher and Daniel Lodl, and Michele, Paul, and Nick Lodl; one sister, Margie (John) Reichhart, Milwaukee; many nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Millie Brungraber and her family of Egg Harbor.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Teresa Neimeyer; wife, Louise De Seve Wagner; son, Douglas L. Wagner; five brothers, Charles, John, Leonard, Jake, and William Neimeyer; six sisters, Josephine LaPlant, Ann Eicher, Mary LaPlant, Hannah Mosgaller, Louise Mattie, and Theresa Lindquist.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Robert Konkol OFM as celebrant. Entombment with full military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends and family may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made in Leo’s memory for St. John Bosco Catholic School and St. Joseph Catholic Church, both in Sturgeon Bay.
Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the family. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.