Joseph W. Neid

Joseph W. Neid age 89, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on January 6, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

There will be a KC Rosary at 4pm and a Prayer Service at 7pm, both Thursday at the funeral home.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am.

Officiating – Father Andy Michels

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

Military Honors by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

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Joseph W. Neid was born on October 11, 1929 to Joseph A. and Otilia (Hickel) Neid in Comfrey, MN. He attended Comfrey catholic schools and then served 2 years in the military. He married Elaine Weisensel on April 18, 1955 and the couple raised 4 children sharing many years of marriage until her passing in 1983. Joe later married Joyce (Hudson) Christiansen on August 23, 1985. He worked as a farm laborer for 34 years for Walter Romberg; then from 1990 to his retirement he was employed by The Furniture Gallery in Sleepy Eye. Joe was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Aid. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, attending his grandchildren’s events, playing cards and enjoying morning coffee with friends.

Joe is survived by his wife Joyce Neid, daughter Diane (Mike) Meath of Columbus, MN; sons Brian (Jana) Neid, Dan (Sandy) Neid both of Sleepy Eye and Gary (Vickie) Neid of Winthrop, MN; stepson David (Patricia) Christiansen of Waxahachie, TX; stepdaughter SuAnn (Shane) Hinderman of Sleepy Eye; and sister Marie (Tom) Kelly of Frankenmuth MI. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Nick Meath, Melissa Meath, Hayley Neid, Parker Neid, Allie (Jake) Schindle, Mitch Neid, Andrew Neid, Vanessa (Jeff) Hendrickson, Alyssa (Alex) Busch, Dane Christiansen, Jacob Hinderman and Rebecca Hinderman and 4 great grandchildren: Breah and Kinley Hendrickson, Declan Meath and Adalyn Busch. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Elaine Neid and brothers, Roman, Norbert, Alois and Bernard Neid and sister Agnes Fromm.