Francis Neises

Francis L. Neises

1929 - 2014

Francis L. Neises, 84, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Azura Memory Care.

Francis was born May 12, 1929, on his grandfathers birthday in Glen Haven, Wis. He was the son of the late Sylvester and Josephine (Berntgen) Neises.

As a child his family relocated to Kenosha, Wis., where he attended St. Marks Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School (Class of 1947).

Francis entered active military duty on Jan. 10, 1951, at Camp McCoy, Wis. He served as a tank leader in the United States Army, stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 9, 1952. Fran was employed by the Kenosha News as a printer for over 30 years. Upon retiring he moved back to the Berntgen homestead in Glen Haven. Later moving to Monroe and residing with his niece (Jayne). He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Monroe. Fran loved gardening and the "Farm Living. His kindness and thoughtfulness brought joy to all who knew him.

Francis is survived by two brothers, Arnold (Dorothy) Neises of Monroe, Lawrence Neises of Kenosha; nieces and nephews, Laura Short of Monroe, Steven (Barbra) Neises of Arlington, S.D., Robert (Lori) Neises of Waconia, Minn., Jayne Neises of Monroe, Theresa (Jim) Talbert of Milton, Jeffery (Susan Engler) Neises of Monroe, Susan Marshall of Kenosha, Sandra (Mike) Muetzel of Elkhorn; great nieces and nephews, Brett, Christine, Jaclyn, Jarred, Jeremy, Austin and Lauren. He is predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law, Rose (Mitchell) Neises. Per Frans wishes a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Glen Haven. A Memorial Fund is being established in Frans memory.

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com.

You will be forever in our hearts "Uncle Fran."

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home

1455 Mansion Dr.

Monroe, WI 53566

Phone: 608-325-4306

Funeral Home

Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home
1455 Mansion Dr Monroe, WI 53566
(608) 325-4306

Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Mar. 12, 2014