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Richard Neve, 1936-2018

After a reoccurrence of cancer and battling Parkinson’s disease, Richard Neve passed away.

Richard Neve

A memorial service for Richard “Dick” Neve will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. Chaplain Don Malinsky will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at St. John’s. Interment will be at a later date with immediate family at Walters Cemetery.

Richard “Dick” Neve died just shy of his 82nd birthday on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Richard Albert Neve was born Sept. 10, 1936, to parents Albert and Alma (Heidemann) Neve in Walters. He grew up on a farm near Walters on the Freeborn and Faribault county line. Dick graduated from Kiester High School in 1955, where he ran track and played football.

He then started working at Queen Stoves and Page and Hill Homes. For 35 years he worked at Progress Castings as a supervisor.

On July 12, 1957, Dick married Beverly Warke at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Together, they raised their four children in Albert Lea. They were members of Salem Lutheran Church.

In his free time Dick enjoyed fishing with his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. During the holidays, he treasured watching “A Christmas Story.” Dick loved to cook, bake and trade recipes with his sisters. In the afternoons, Dick would sit on the front porch watching his grandchildren and the neighborhood kids play. He also enjoyed spending time at the park with his grandchildren. For years, Dick and Bev watched their grandchildren and great-granddaughter; precious time they cherished. He loved his canine companions, especially Spike and Katie. Dick enjoyed having his furry “grandchildren” visit as well. His grins, belly laughs and “uffdas” will forever be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Bev Neve; children Karyn Neve of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, Sherry Neve of Albert Lea, Brian (Lisa) Neve of Albert Lea and Jeffrey (Kathy) Neve of Austin; grandchildren Jackie Neve, Grahm (Bethany) Neve, Jordan (Ashley) Neve, Chelsy Neve, Gabe Neve and Abbey Neve; great-grandchildren Coltin Voigt, Cadence Neve, Rydder and Teegan Allen, and Ethan and Elliott Neve, and a great-granddaughter to make an entrance in October; special friends and neighbors Willie Talamantes and family; sisters-in-law Debbie Jensen of Arizona, Dawn (Mike) Nelson of Rochester and Patty Rehbain of Rochester; brother-in-law, Greg Hoiseth, of Rochester; as well as several nieces, nephews and relatives.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, LouGean Hoiseth; grandson, Jared Neve; brothers and sisters Wilbert (Ardene) Neve, Linda (Harold) Dahl, Marjorie (Arnold) Lenz, Bernard (Marie) Neve, Kenneth Neve and Erlyss (Lyle) Flugum; brother-in-law, Dick Jensen; and baby Warke.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the St. John’s staff for taking such good care of Richard.