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Allen B. Neils

Mar 29, 1956 - Feb 22, 2024


Al Neils, age 67, found peace Thursday, February 22nd at Aurora Hospice after a short battle with cancer. He spent his last days surrounded by family and those whom he loved.
Al was born March 29th, 1956, in Sheboygan to Charles and Anita Neils. A life-long Sheboyganite, he grew up on the South side, attending area grade schools. He graduated from South High School in 1974.
In 1975 Al enlisted in the Navy. He was a sailor on the USS Albany while voyaging through the Mediterranean. He enjoyed visiting Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and other ports along the way. Al served four years before returning home.
On July 8th, 1983, Al married his sweetheart, Denise. The Neils’ made their home in Sheboygan. Together they raised a son; Bryan and a daughter; Jodelle, along with Misty, Al’s beloved German Shepherd. Al was very proud of his family. Later, he was happy to welcome grandchildren. The Neils’ house was a hub of activity with their kids and grandkids, and other kids that looked up to Al as a father figure. The Grandkids refer to Al with a very special nickname: Grandpal.
Al’s family enjoyed fun and adventurous years together, going camping and heading up north. Al also enjoyed golfing with his son, his brother and with his close circle of friends. He was part of a Sheepshead club for nearly forty years. Al was a motorcycle enthusiast, a woodworker, a bowler and a Jimmy Buffet fan! And of course, he was a Packer fan.
Al was a conscientious and hardworking guy. After a few other jobs in the area, Al became a machinist at Nemschoff Chair Co. and recently retired after nearly 40 years. He hadn’t taken a sick day in over 37 years! He was a guy that showed up and did his job. Truly a valued employee.
Al was a truly genuine good guy, he had a quiet manner and relaxed way. He rarely had an unkind word to say. You could be sure that if you were in his company, you were going to have a laugh and some fun. Any person that called him family or friend was truly blessed by knowing him.
Survivors include: Wife, Denise (Duehring) Neils. Son, Bryan (Sarah) Neils. Daughter, Jodelle Canon.
Grandchildren: Makayla and Logan Canon, Cliff and Owen Neils, Mariah Debecker and Evelyn and Rylie Canon.
Brothers, Paul (Diana) Neils, Mark (Nancy) Neils, Bruce (Faith) Neils, Glenn Neils, and sister, Carol Reisinger. Father-in-law, Bill (Peg) Duehring; Brothers-in-law, Scott (Carol) Duehring and Steven Duehring. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Other survivors include special friends, Les and Suzie Meyer, and young adults important to Al and Denise, Ricky (Shelly) Canon, Jeffrey, Travis and Tony Stevens, and Miles Resch.
Preceding Allen in death were his parents, Charles and Anita Neils.
Al’s wife Denise and his family would like to acknowledge and sincerely express appreciation to the staff at Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, with a special thanks to nurse navigator, Debbie Gray. Also the Aurora Hospital Hospice nurses, thank you for your kindness and comfort during Al’s final days.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 12:15 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Al’s name.


Date: Saturday Mar 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday Mar 9, 2024
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Ross and Pat Aleff

Grew up with the entire Neil’s family. We were neighbors growing up two houses down on Spruce Court. Just a true nice guy, who always had a smile and something good to say. It was a true blessing to have known him.

Russell Schmitt

My deepest sympathy I worked with Al in the mill at Nemschoff Al was one of the good one

Paul and Diana

Everyone that knew you love hanging out with you. It hurts so much because we love you so much❤️