Rickey Neis, 50, son of Spring Valley man

Rickey Neis

Rickey “Rick” A. Neis, 50, of Chatfield, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born on July 17, 1968, to Ron and Rita (Niemeyer) Neis in Rochester.

He attended Chosen Valley High School and graduated in 1986.

Following graduation, he worked at Touhy Furniture, Andy’s Liquor, Chatfield Trucking, Chatfield Lumber Yard and at AFC/Strongwell in Chatfield, where he has worked from 1990 until present.

On Sept 19, 1998, he married the love of his life, Kristie Bothun, in Chatfield, where they have made their home together.

They enjoyed car rides, trips up north to go fishing, trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., and just being together.

He treasured spending time with his daughter, Kyndra. Together, they enjoyed going to races every weekend, deer hunting every November and going to her house just to hang out with her and Dan, and his favorite puppy, Holley.

He is survived by his wife, Kristie; daughter, Kyndra (Dan Guttormson); mother, Rita Kohlmeyer of Fountain; dad, Ron Sr. (Eloise) Neis of Spring Valley; three brothers, Ronnie of Queen Creek, Ariz., Randall (Mandy) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Russ (Molly) of Eagan; nieces and a nephew and many uncles and aunts.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Roland Kohlmeyer.

The funeral service for him was held on Friday, Jan. 4, at Saint Marys Catholic Church in Chatfield with the Rev. Edward McGrath officiating. A private burial will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please have memorials to the family.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the Neis family with arrangements.

To share a condolence with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.