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Rickey Neis -- Chatfield

January 4, 2019

Rickey “Rick” A. Neis, 50, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital surrounded by family.

Rick was born July 17, 1968, to Ron and Rita (Niemeyer) Neis in Rochester. He attended Chosen Valley High School and graduated in 1986.

Following graduation, he worked at Touhy Furniture, Andy’s Liquor, Chatfield Trucking, Chatfield Lumber Yard and at AFC/Strongwell in Chatfield, where he has worked from 1990 until present.

On Sept 19, 1998, Rick married the love of his life, Kristie Bothun, in Chatfield, where they have made their home together. They enjoyed car rides, trips Up North to go fishing, trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., and just being together.

Rick treasured spending time with his daughter, Kyndra. Together, they enjoyed going to races every weekend, deer hunting every November, and going to her house just to hang out with her and Dan, and his favorite grandpuppy, Holley.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kristie; daughter, Kyndra (Dan Guttormson); mother, Rita Kohlmeyer of Fountain; dad, Ron Sr. and stepmother Eloise Neis of Spring Valley; three brothers, Ronnie of Queen Creek, Ariz., Randall (Mandy) of Phoenix, and Russ (Molly) of Eagan; nieces and a nephew, and many uncles and aunts.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; and a stepfather, Roland Kohlmeyer.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Saint Marys Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Edward McGrath officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the church, and one prior to the service Friday morning. A private burial will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please have memorials to the family.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the Neis family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.

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