Lawrence Leonard Neuser

June 5, 1943 – Jan. 17, 2011

Lawrence Leonard Neuser of Hartland was gathered into the loving arms of God on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.

He was born June 5, 1943, in Maplewood, to Myrtle and Leonard Neuser, and spent his childhood in Manitowoc. After attending St. Francis Seminary, he received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s in social services administration from Case Western University. In 1976, he co-founded Southeastern Wisconsin Medical and Social Services, the largest provider of outpatient behavioral health services in southeastern Wisconsin. During that time, he received many awards and distinctions, including a National Red Cross Award for Operation Orange Ribbon, working with families affected by Desert Storm.

He was a scratch golfer, professionally scouted baseball pitcher, racquetballer and bowler. He loved Bing Crosby and sang just like him.

He was a member of the Holy Hill Knights of Columbus and led the back row of the 10:30 a.m. choir at St. Charles Catholic Church for many years. In recent years, he enjoyed going to the races.

Surviving are his loving wife of 43 years, Nancy; daughter, Laura Monagle; son, Brad; son-in-law, Bob Monagle; and the joys of his life – his grandchildren, Sophie, Jack, Leslie and Ross Monagle and Connor Neuser. Also surviving are his brothers, Frank and Chris Neuser; sisters, Charlyn Tschida and Susan Gilmore; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Kathleen Neuser, Tom Gilmore, Fran Tschida, Sue and Pat Zur, Sharyn and Bruce Furrier, Jim Heili and his wife Barb, Peter Heili, Steven Heili and his partner Bernie. He is furthered survived by 16 nieces and nephews, and true and devoted friends that have always been like family.

There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Jan. 22, and fellowship at St. Charles Parish, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Burial will take place at Holy Hill Cemetery immediately following the fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memo rials may be made to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill or the St. Vincent DePaul Meal Program at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.