Lechner, Neal J.

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Died: 24 June 2015

Lechner, Neal J., 87 years of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at his home. 

He was born on 1 January 1928 in Phelps to the late Edward and Gladys (nee Crass) Lechner and graduated from Phelps High School in the class of 1946. On 3 September 1949 Neal was united in marriage to Margaret Wyant at Congregational Church in Eagle River. Together they made their home and raised their family in West Bend. Neal worked at the West Bend Company for 36 years retiring in 1986. 

He is survived by his wife Margaret, two children William (Teresa) Lechner of Sun Prairie and Pat (Peter) Schloemer of West Bend; three grandchildren, Brad Schloemer, Matthew (Terry) Lechner, and Jennifer Schloemer and twin great-grandsons Logan & Lucas Lechner. He is further survived by a sister Edna Steinert of Kewaskum and other relatives and friends. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the West Bend Company 25 year club. Neal was a huge sports fan. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

A graveside service in remembrance of Neal was held on Monday June 29th at 11:00 am in Washington County Memorial Park. Rev. David Schoob officiated. 

Neil was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosine Seidemann and his genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Johanna, William, Edna, Gladys, and Neil. He is listed on page 280 of the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree.