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Richard P. Neitzel of Mankato a former graduate of Blooming Prairie High School died April 6, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at Brick - Meger Funeral Home (1603 - Austin Road - Owatonna) with Rev. Paul A. Lauer presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Monday starting at 9:30 am until the time of services at the funeral home.
Richard was born April 10, 1940 in Lakefield, Mn the son of Ralph and Augusta (Steffen) Neitzel. Richard attended high school in Blooming Prairie and graduated in 1959. He worked alongside his father at the locker and meat market in Sargeant, Mn for several years. Richard was united in marriage to Susanne Spindler on November 4, 1978 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sargeant. The couple made their home in Mankato. He worked for Kayot boat manufacturing company in Mankato and later worked for 25 years at Alumacraft in St. Peter until his health no longer allowed him to work. His life interests include hunting, fishing, bird feeding, gardening and playing the dice game Farkel. He also enjoyed watching the Vikings. He was very involved in Our Saviors Lutheran church in Mankato serving as a usher and greeter for many years.
Richard is survived by his wife of 38 years Sue of Mankato, Two sisters Audrey Sorenson of Albert Lea and Karen (Ralph) Zeise of Redwood Falls, Mn. Brother-in-laws Myron (Nancy) Spindler, Leo (Carol) Spindler, Dennis (Pam) Spindler, Bill (Doreen) Spindler and sister-in-law Therese (Doug Sheely) Manggaard. Richard is preceeded in death by his parents, brothers Dale and Myron, sister Marlys. Memorials may be directed to Our Savior's Church in Mankato or Homestead Hospice Patient Care Fund. For more information or to leave a message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com
Published on April 7, 2017
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