BioA: Neitzel, Mr./Mrs. Bill (70th - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: DeGrand, Giza, Goeltz, Neitzel, Peickert

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 7/16/2014

Bill and Frances Neitzel recently celebrated 70 years of marriage, surrounded by friends and family.

Bill Neitzel and Frances Goeltz were married May 24, 1944, at the home of Frances parents, Frank and Mae Goeltz.

They lived in Colby owning and operating Bill’s Electric until retirement in 1986. At that time, they relocated to Winter, where they currently reside.

Bill was a WWII veteran while Frannie stayed home with the oldest daughter Jackie.

They have five children, Carol “Jeannie) Giza, West Bend; Peter (Mary) Neitzel, Rothschild; Bill (Jan) Neitzel, Madison; Merrie (Craig) DeGrand, Marshfield. Their daughter Jackie is deceased and was married to Lowell Peickert, who resides in Eden Prairie, Minn.

They have 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A party to honor a lifetime of love (70 years) was hosted by their children on May 24 in Marshfield at Craig and Merrie DeGrand’s home.



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