Edward H. Neitzel

Edward H. Neitzel of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away, peacefully at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs on October 20, 2016, at 90 years of age.

He was married to his beloved wife, Marcella H. Neitzel, for 68 years. He was the loving father of Sally King, Christine Bode (Jeff) and Joyce Skalecki (Daniel); proud grandfather of Corey King (Tammy), Kelly Diderrich (Derek), Cal Bode (Kelly), Bridget Pedersen (Jason), Brandon Bode, Lynne Hooker (Doug), and Andrew Skalecki; and great-grandfather of Tessa and Maya Diderrich, Colin and Karley King, Cassidy Pedersen, Reese and Jack Hooker. He is also survived by his sister, Florence Zastrow (Dennis); brother-in-law, Armin Tessmann (Shirley); and sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Nicholson (Carl).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Hertha Neitzel; an infant son, Robert William; and sister, Elfrieda Kulczynski (Eugene).

A proud veteran of World War II, Edward Neitzel served his country in Okinawa. He was an accountant and treasurer of Milwaukee Metal Stamping Corp. and Hettich Manufacturing in Dousman. A longtime resident of Oconomowoc, he and his wife retired to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1987 where he was a member of Kiwanis Club, a volunteer for Special Olympics, and a member of The American Legion. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Edward Neitzel will be remembered as a generous, caring, Christian man who loved his family dearly and was a beloved friend to many.

Funeral services will be held today, October 27, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI, 53066 at 10 a.m., with visitation at 9 a.m. and burial to follow the funeral service at Glenview Memorial Gardens, W1219 Glenview Ave., Ixonia, Wi 53036.

Donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33919, or a charity of the donorís choice.