Obituary: Elton L. Neinas

March 2, 1939 ~ July 20, 2022

Elton L. Neinas, age 83, a Manitowoc resident, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

He was born March 2, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Albert and Mary (Miller) Neinas. Elton attended Sevastopol High School. On May 10, 1958, he married Audrey S. Hasenjager at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. She preceded him in death on February 6, 2021. Elton was self-employed owning his business Door Radio & TV for many years. He also had a workshop or two and spent many hours building and fixing everything. He was a craftsman making log beds, furniture and playhouses. Elton built two of their homes, one in Sturgeon Bay and one in White Lake, WI where they lived for 20 years. While wintering in Haines City, FL, he remodeled many homes, including his own. He loved old cars, fishing, watching the Packers, playing cribbage, gardening and cooking. He will be greatly missed by his three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Elton is survived by his three children: Cliff and Barb Neinas, Shelley and Dennis Peterson, and Pam and Paul Tanck; Grandchildren: Matt Peterson, Eric and Anna Peterson (Scarlett & Chase), Craig and Kaele Peterson (Maeve and Leif), Cal Neinas and Amber , Beau and Courtney Neinas, Tyler and Megan Tanck (Marin), Jordan Tanck (fiancé Drew Ihrke), and Emily and Pete Coryell; two sisters: Clarice Ripp and Mary Herlache; one brother and sister-in-law: Don and Elaine Neinas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: June Kreutter, Audrey Hasenjager, Don Hasenjager, Glenn and Penny Hasenjager, Leon and Rosemary Hasenjager, Linda and Kerry Moore, and Clyde and Linda Hasenjager.

He was further preceded in death by two sisters: Lorene Moore and Marilyn Voeks; one brother: Elmer Neinas; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carl Herlache, Ray Ripp, Norman Voeks, Clyde Kreutter, Allan Hasenjager, Barb Hasenjager, and Anita Hasenjager.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, Manitowoc, assisted the family with funeral arrangements.