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“My condolences to Bud's family. Bud and I were in high school together. Following school, we were members of the Four Sharps Quartet and had a lot...Read More »
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“Dear Susie, I was so sorry to see the notice of Bud's passing. I have the most wonderful memories of the Chorister gatherings and those crazy...Read More »
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“Dear Susie and Family, Again, I was so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. I have many fond memories of him from my youth, in particular, the wonderful...Read More »
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“Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I remember taking care of Bud. He was a very loving and caring man. He would always talk about his family. He will be...Read More »
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SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. - Albert E. "Bud" Neitzel, 81, of Spread Eagle, died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1928, son of the late Albert E. and Evelyn (Vallier) Neitzel. He enlisted in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a faithful and active member of the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. He would receive his bachelor of science degree in engineering, and go on to own and operate Converting Systems Inc. for many years before retiring.

Bud married Susan Fox on Sept. 20, 1958, in Iron Mountain at the Methodist Church.

Upon retiring, Bud became a Class A Master Club Maker, and started his own business making clubs in Kingsford, called Classic Clubs. While in Wisconsin, he was an active member in the United Methodist Church. Through the years he was very active in the church choir, and even sang with the Milwaukee Choristers, and other professional groups. He was a former member of the local American Legion Post 50.

Bud is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan of Spread Eagle; children, Wade (Karyn) Neitzel of Madison, Wis., Dorothy Snebold of Onalaska, Wis., Amy (Jeff) Klemp of Franklin, Wis., and Janis (Mike) Parkinson of Verona, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Shanna, Matt, Sarah, Abby, Anthony, Corey, and Nicole; a brother, James (Rosie) Neitzel of Brookfield, Wis.; a sister in-law, Jane Neitzel of Maine; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathaniel and a brother, Bob Neitzel.

Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Michael March will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his memory to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the Spring Lake Animal Shelter.

Condolences to the family of Albert "Bud" Neitzel can be expressed online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.