William Neiman, age 85, of Vergas, formerly of Parkers Prairie, went home to Jesus and his wife on Monday, July 31, 2017. He passed away at his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial is 3 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst and Deacon Mark Stenger officiating. Music is provided by organist, Cassandra Kowalksi and the church choir. Burial is at the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard and Inspiration Peak American Legion Post #527.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
William Junior was born December 2, 1931, to William and Myrtal (Morffit) in Worthing, South Dakota. He grew up on the farm and went to school in Montevideo, MN. He enlisted into the Air Force in 1951 where he was stationed in England and served as a military policeman. While in the military, William was united in marriage to Geraldine Dyrdahl on September 7, 1953, and together they raised their eight children. He spent most of his life providing for his family by farming near Granite Falls, and in 1976 he and Gerry purchased their farm in Parkers Prairie. William enjoyed both summer and winter fishing. He loved gardening with his wife, telling stories, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by her parents; loving wife Geraldine on September 20, 2016; grandsons, Justin and Johnny Thom and Thomas Neiman; and daughter-in-law, Christine Neiman.
William is survived by his children, Wayne (Mary) Neiman of Rogers, Paula (Steve) Thom of Prior Lake, Maxine (Bob) Fromm of Brainerd, Tim (Marcie) Neiman of Portland, Oregon, Dean (Patti) Neiman of Parkers Prairie, Julie (Jeff) Dorn of Sioux City Iowa, Nancy (Chuck) Moore of Vergas and David (Jodine) Neiman of Watkins; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of Red River Valley.
Hospice of Red River Valley
1701 38th Street South, Suite 101, Fargo ND 58103