It is with great regret and
sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, John Neiger, on 10
February 2021, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL.
John is survived by his
wife, Barbara; his children, Tracy and her husband, Jim Simon, and Jono (John
Neiger IV) and his wife, Kemper Carlsen; step daughters, Julie and her husband,
Robert Birkenheier, and Amy and her husband, Jimmy Turner; and his
grandchildren, Timothy and Courtney Simon, Forest Carlsen-Neiger, Ryan
Birkenheier, and Jaden Turner and John’s brother Henry Neiger. John was pre-deceased by his parents,
Sallie Morfit Neiger and John J. Neiger Jr., Class of 1935.
Funeral services will be at
Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined.
Condolences may be sent to Barbara at 3115 Town Square Drive #201, Rolling
Meadows, IL 60008.
In lieu of flowers,
donations in John’s memory may be made to Illinois Veterans Home Manteno, 1
Veterans Drive, Manteno, Illinois 60950 — you may specify “Activities
Department” which will help the many volunteers there to enrich the lives of the
residents with activities, parties, entertainment, etc., or you can specify
Prince Home which houses and does outreach to Illinois homeless veterans.
Well done, John. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages/M- John Neiger.pdf>
Attached is a bio on John Neiger. This has been a particular
tough one for me. Johnny was my roommate first class year and lifelong
friend. As John always used to end his emails - "Grip Hands.
This was also a special website update for me. John is the person that
created the first version of our Class Website. It was John many years ago
who offered me the option to become the next Webmaster. His support and
friendship was most helpful and appreciated to assist me to be successful in that role.
Samuel N Weiss - Class of 1961 Webmaster
My heart is aching a little today.
One of my Dad’s classmates from West Point passed away Wednesday.
You wouldn’t think that one of your parents classmate’s death would
affect you. However, growing up in
the military, life is different.
Your family is the compilation of your friends, your friend’s parents, and often
your parent’s friends. We are a
special group. They graduated in
1961–and Johnny has been a part of our lives ever since.
Rest In Peace Johnny—as peaceful as Heaven can be with
those Cadets who are there to greet you with sabers drawn.