Wallace “Wally” Neevel, 84, of Waupun, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.
Wally was born April 26, 1933 the son of Raymond and Henrietta Duven Neevel. On June 25, 1954 he married Helen Mulder at Alto Christian Reformed Church. The couple resided in Waupun most of their married lives and also resided in Eagle River for 3 ½ years. Wally drove for Bird Trucking in Waupun for 30 years and later various other smaller trucking companies. On March 21, 2012 Helen passed away. On December 12, 2013 he married Nancy Giese in Waupun. Wally served his country with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Wally enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun where he served as elder and deacon. Wally also collected and distributed religious literature to International Christian Literature Distributors for several years. He was a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun.
Wally is survived by his wife, Nancy Neevel of Waupun; two sons: James (Dawn) Neevel of Waupun, and Stan (Marlys) Neevel of rural Waupun; a daughter, Karen (Dean) Vander Galien of Waupun; 11 grandchildren: Melissa (Joe) Piekarski, Dustin Neevel, Brent (Gina Covelli) Neevel, Dana (Justin) Nocchi, Charlie (Miranda Holbach) Neevel, Jory (Vanessa) Vander Galien, Emili (Danny) Parmelee, Jessica (Alex) Contreras, Justin Lehman, Matthew Vander Galien, and Aaron Vander Galien; seven great-grandchildren: Evelyn Contreras, June Contreras, Stella Parmelee, Hadessah Parmelee, Easton Neevel, Braylen Neevel, and Caleb Nocchi, a brother, Milfred “Fred” (Teddi) Neevel of Clyman; a sister, Shirley (Jerry R.) Harmsen of Waupun; four step-children: David (Dawn) Giese, Diane Smith, Duane (Jo) Giese, and Daniel (Julie) Giese; 11 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bernard (Beverly) Mulder of Waupun, Harvey Flier of Waupun, and Julene Mulder of Waupun.
Wally was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services for Wally Neevel will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bruce Wilterdink officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Mound Cemetery where American Legion Post 210 will provide military honors. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials can be directed to International Christian Literature Distributors.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.