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James R. Neitzel

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Born: March 02, 1947

Died: March 12, 2010

Services: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at one oíclock p.m. from St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church in the township of Lomira, WI

Visitation: Tuesday, March 16th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, and also on Wednesday, March 17th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church

James R. Neitzel entered his Eternal Home in Heaven on Friday, March 12, 2010. He passed away un-expectantly at his home in the Town of Theresa at the age of 63.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at one oíclock p.m. from St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church in the township of Lomira, WI with Rev. Matthew Kuske officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 16th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, and also on Wednesday, March 17th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held at St. Petri Cemetery in the township of Theresa, WI.

Jim was born March 2, 1947 at home in the Town of Theresa, the son of Roland and Lyla (Breitag) Neitzel. He was baptized on March 23, 1947 and confirmed on April 15, 1962 at St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Lomira. Jim was a 1966 graduate of Mayville High School. On August 30, 1968, he married Donna M. Reklau at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church (River Church) in the Town of Theresa.

Jim lived and farmed his entire life in the Town of Theresa on the family homestead. Jim enjoyed bartending at various establishments throughout the area.

Jim was a member of St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Lomira, he had previously served on the church council. He was a charter member of the Theresa Lions Club where he was on the board of directors. He was also very instrumental in the Theresa Lions Tractor Pull. He was currently serving on the Theresa Fire District Commission as President. Jim was a member of various farm organizations throughout the years.

Jim enjoyed many things in life, especially his family and his grandchildren. Jim had eight grandchildren which he loved and adored. Whether it was watching them, hunting with them, or giving them rides in the tractor or on the mule. He was always there for them. Jim also enjoyed cooking maple syrup in the sugar shack where he could bond with family and friends. Jim enjoyed going on vacation with his friends and deer hunting in Three Lakes with his hunting buddies. Jim will be dearly missed by all those he had touched.

Although Jimís life on this earth was short, we can rest assured that he is now home with his Savior in Heaven.

Jim is survived by his wife Donna of forty-one years, his daughters: Cindy (Scott) Bernhard of Town of Theresa, Tammy Neitzel (special friend Craig Vandenberg) of Theresa, one son Bradley of Bethesda Lutheran Home in Fond du Lac. Eight grandchildren: Casey Schwartz (special friend Megan Otto), Briana, Emalie, and Lydia Bernhard, Cody Pankow, Cassie, Cayla, and Courtlyn Roecker. He is furthered survived by his father-in-law Herbert Reklau, one brother Roy (Betsy) Neitzel and his sisters Dorothy Kleemann, Darlene Neitzel and Diane (Wayne) Braunschweig, Nieces and Nephews, other relative and many special and wonderful friends.

Jim was preceded into Heaven by his parents Roland and Lyla (Breitag) Neitzel, his mother-in-law Alma Reklau, one brother Kenneth Neitzel, and one brother-in-law Roger Kleemann.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church, St. Paulís Ev. Lutheran Church - AED Fund or Bethesda Lutheran Home in Fond du Lac.

Location: Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville (Map)

Church: St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church (Map)

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Posted at: 3/18/2010 11:51:50 AM By: Christina Emmrich

Email Address: cemmrich@student.morainepark.edu

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted at: 3/17/2010 4:42:41 PM By: Kathy Lambeseder

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Donna, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. He is with God now and will always be a shining star in the sky for you and your family. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted at: 3/16/2010 10:23:14 PM By: Ashley Hesprich

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Donna, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very hard time in your life. I really wish I could come home and give you a great big hug but I am stranded up at college. It was so nice being able to spend a whole week in Punta Cana together, at least we have those fond memories to remember and cherish forever.
One of my favorite memories was when we were at the casino one night and I ran out of money, Jim lend me a dollar and said if I won any money he gets half. Sadly I didn't win any money but it was the thought that counted.

Posted at: 3/16/2010 2:54:33 PM By: Tricia (Apfelbeck) Schmidt

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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted at: 3/16/2010 12:01:23 PM By: Jennifer Ellis

Email Address: jellis@student.morainepark.edu

Sorry to hear about your dad, don't worry about getting back too school, we all know how to work by ourselves.

Posted at: 3/16/2010 4:42:27 AM By: Rita and Jim Hunt nee Oechsner

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Dear Donna, There is no couple who had a tougher beginning. Nor proved themselves a more deserving couple of Gods, friends and families Love and Admiration. From across Wisconsin and every place you ever visited you touched the world with your smiles, laughter, kindness and acceptance. You have always been a sister to me and I have admired you and Jim for all the love and care you have given my Mother Pearl Oechsner nee Reklau. You lost him too soon - but God found him for you very early. No excuse, But he suffers no more let us celebrate. I wish more than anything I were at your side to watch your family pay tribute. My pride now would much overshadow our memories of the beginning wouldn't they!! Love from my Soul Rita and Jim Hunt nee Oechsner Forever in our Prayers

Posted at: 3/15/2010 7:00:30 PM By: Jen Deibert

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Donna and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time.

Posted at: 3/15/2010 5:21:15 PM By: Ray and Carrie Neitzel

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We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will always remember his laugh, it was very contagious. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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My deepest and heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family. You have my prayers and thoughts.

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Posted at: 3/15/2010 10:39:57 AM By: Diane Seymour (Zielicke)

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Donna,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family will be in our thoughts and our prayers during this very difficult and sad time in your lives.
Richard and Diane Seymour (Zielicke - classmate of yours)

Posted at: 3/15/2010 10:13:44 AM By: Richard R. Sternat

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Sorry to hear of Jims passing. Our deepest sympathy to Donna, and the family for ther loss. Jim was a great husband, and dear friend. he will be missed by all.
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Posted at: 3/15/2010 7:54:28 AM By: Kevin & Lynn (Bogenschneider) Haefs

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So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you during this very difficult time in your lives.

Posted at: 3/15/2010 7:54:28 AM By: Kevin & Lynn (Bogenschneider) Haefs

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So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you during this very difficult time in your lives.

Posted at: 3/14/2010 9:40:21 PM By: Tom & Annie

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We extend our deepest sympathy to Donna, the kids, and other family members for the loss that you are experiencing. Your sudden loss has to be overwhelming as Jim was a terrific husband, dad, and grandpa. We also feel sorry for ourselves and the many many other friends that now have a void in there lives without our great friend Jimmy. We are thankful for all the great memories and fun times that Jimmy put in our lives. He will be greatly be missed by us and his many other friends

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