Richard E. Neiper, 86, of Trevor, WI, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Archwood Senior Living, with his children by his side.
Born in Taylor, PA, on March 28, 1935, he was the son of the late Richard and Raphaella “Viola” (Stolla) Neiper.
On September 10, 1954, he joined the US Army and was honorably discharged on August 28, 1957.
On December 26, 1956, he married Betty Jane Obindinski in Pennsylvania. After 59 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on September 13, 2016.
Following his military service, Richard attended the University of Scranton and received his bachelor’s degree. He ultimately retired after serving as the Deputy Director of the Architect of the Capitol.
He was a member at St. Therese Catholic Church, and was a member of the Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, VFW, and American Legion. He enjoyed going out to eat and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his four children, Rick (Sheryl) Neiper, Jean Neiper, Eileen Neiper, and Lynn (Wayne) LaFlesh; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Anthony) Baillie, Lindsey (Joe) Clark, Haley (Matt) Tomaszewski, Richard Neiper, Blayne (Elizabeth) Prassel, Christopher LaFlesh, Heather LaFlesh, and Adam LaFlesh; nine great-grandchildren, Owen, Eleanor, Charlotte, Trey, Olivia, Christopher, Morghan, Brooke, and Bentlee; and a brother, Carl Neiper. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother in childhood, Vincent Neiper; a sister-in-law, Jane Neiper; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah.
Visitation will take place on Friday, October 29th, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2020 91st Street, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. with full military honors. Interment will be private.