Gary Edward Neuenfeld, 70
Nov. 30, 1946 — Jan. 25, 2017
Gary Edward Neuenfeld, 70, passed away suddenly at home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. He was born Nov. 30, 1946, in Milwaukee to Edward Jr. and Lorraine (nee Patzen) Neuenfeld. Gary was raised in Mequon and graduated from Homestead High School. Gary married his first wife, Colleen Goldschmidt, in September 1967. Gary was in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1965-1972, the 257th artillery — called up for riots in Milwaukee. He drove truck for Seeger, operated his own truck and worked 17 years at West Bend & Stone Co. On July 16, 2005. he married Joy (nee Garbisch, Haack).
Gary was a member of St. John Lutheran Church (New Fane) and of the PEP (People Enjoy People) Club. He enjoyed going on cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, New Zealand and Australia. He also traveled with motor coaches down the western U.S. coast, Niagara Falls, Louisiana and Opryland. He loved traveling with friends and living on the lakes. Gary enjoyed car shows and collecting eagle memorabilia.
Gary is survived by his wife of 11 years, Joy; children, Matthew (Traci) Neuenfeld, daughter-in-law, Kris; stepchildren, Cynthia (Bryant) Borland, Jeffrey (Ann) Haack, Connie (David) Rogne and Wendy (Ricky) Kreif; grandchildren, Jeremy (Hannah Van Ooyen), Jake (Mikayla Kirchner), Jaden, Kyle and Olivia; step-grandchildren, Rachel, Russel (Kayla) Borland, Tyler, Jessica, Stephany Haack, Tony (Amanda) Haack, Travis Rogne, Matthew and Samantha Kirst; step-great-grandchildren, Jayda, Bryce, Lyncoln and Miller Haack, and Jade Borland; sisters, Mari (Robert) Schmidt and Julie (Joel) Remberg; and sisters-in-law, Janet (Ivan) Kumrow and Joan (John) Schlicht. He is further survived by Kelly Berres, nieces, nephews, other relatives and traveling companions.
Gary is preceded in death by his first wife, Colleen, who passed away in 2003; sons, Michael and Mark Neuenfeld; his parents; brother, Edward Neuenfeld III; and brothers-in-law, Leroy Peterson Jr. and Charles (Beverly) Garbisch.
A funeral service will be 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at St. John Lutheran Church (N683 Highway S, Kewaskum, WI 53040) with the Rev. Mark Eckert presiding. Visitation will be at church from 3 p.m. until the time of the service (6 p.m.). Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials are appreciated to St. John Lutheran Church (New Fane).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.