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John J. Neiger III

Company M-1

31 Dec 1936- 10 Feb 2021

Place of Death: Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL.

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined

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.

Bob Hampton

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.

Pam Prather