Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Elmer A. Neitzel
Service: January 8, 2012
Elmer A.  Neitzel
Elmer A. Neitzel, 86, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Lebanon.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, in Elmer’s name, may be given to the church.
Elmer August was born in Lebanon on April 18, 1925, son of Raymond and Elsie (Gnewuch); Neitzel. On October 20, 1951, he married Marcille Schuett at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon. She preceded him in death on August 9, 1970. On May 19, 1973, Elmer married Marilyn (Degner) Helmke in the Town of Oak Grove. Marilyn preceded him in death on August 8, 2001.
Elmer farmed in the Town of Ixonia for many years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. Elmer was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed traveling and playing Sheepshead.
Survivors include his children, Lorinda (Rev. Jeffery) Suhr of Appleton; James (Jan) Neitzel of Watertown; Timothy E. (Roberta) Neitzel of Ixonia; Marilyn (Rev. Mark) Henke of Greenville; three step children, Laurel Bartow of Littleton, CO; Mark (Kathy) Helmke of San Antonio, TX; Paul Helmke of Denver, CO; a step daughter-in-law, Beth (Gary) Baehmann of Clyman; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and his brother, Arnold (Luanna)Neitzel of Lebanon, along with other relatives and friends.
Elmer was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Victoria Neitzel; a step son, Donn Helmke and a stepson-in-law, Don Bartow
The Hafemeister Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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