Neal J. Lechner, 87
Jan. 1, 1928 -- June 24, 2015

Neal J. Lechner, age 87, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in Phelps to the late Edward and Gladys (nee Crass) Lechner, and graduated from Phelps High School in the class of 1946.

On Sept. 3, 1949, Neal was united in marriage to Margaret Wyant at Congregational Church in Eagle River. Together they made their home and raised their family in West Bend.

Neal worked at the West Bend Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the West Bend Co. 25-year club. Neal was a huge sports fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two children, William (Teresa) Lechner of Sun Prairie, and Pat (Peter) Schloemer of West Bend; three grandchildren, Brad Schloemer, Matthew (Terry) Lechner and Jennifer Schloemer; twin great-grandsons, Logan and Lucas Lechner; a sister, Edna Steinert of Kewaskum; other relatives and friends.

A graveside service in remembrance of Neal will be held on Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in Washington County Memorial Park. The Rev. David Schoob will officiate.

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