John E. Neidig Sr., 90, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center  in Evansville.

Born June 19, 1920 in Inglefield, he was the son of Wilbert and Anna Mae (Bohanon) Neidig.

He graduated from Reitz High School in 1938 and served in the U.S. Navy .

He retired from Emge Packing Co. as a truck driver.  After retirement, Jack worked for Holders Funeral Home in Owensville for 12 years.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Haubstadt American Legion Post 194, and a fourth degree honorary life member of Knights of Columbus 2215.

Survivors include his second wife of six years, Elvira (Meny) Neidig; five sons, John E. (Dorcas) Neidig Jr., Ret. Col. James (Cindy) Neidig, Thomas (Cathy) Neidig, Michael Neidig,  Lawrence (Cindy) Neidig; five daughters, Janet Weiss, Sarah (Ed) Drake, Barbara (Randy) Dike, Jackie (Jeff) Steckler, Rita (Greg) Wilzbacher; a brother, William (Darlene) Neidig; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;  and many nieces and nephews along with Elvira's children, Mary (Corky) Ruiz, Howard (Jane Ann) Kiefer, Suzie Kiefer, Bridget (Donnie) Richardson, Joyce (Kurt) VeerKamp, Keith (Pat) Kiefer and Beth (Neal) Carlton; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife of 63 years, Viola (Greubel) Neidig; and a son, David Neidig.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Bernie Etienne, Father Ted Temple and Father Tony Ernst officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Holders Funeral Home, where there will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family from noon until the service time on Friday at the church.