Rickey A. Neis (Rick), 50, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at St. Marys Hospital, surrounded by family.
Rick was born July 17, 1968, to Ron and Rita (Niemeyer) Neis in Rochester, Minn. He attended Chosen Valley High School and graduated in 1986.
Following graduation, he worked at Touhy Furniture, Andy’s Liquor, Chatfield Trucking, and Chatfield Lumber Yard, and at AFC/Strongwell in Chatfield, where he has worked from 1990 until present.
On September 19, 1998, Rick 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, and just being together.
Rick 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 grand puppy Holley.
Rick is survived by his wife Kristie, daughter Kyndra (Dan Guttormson), mother Rita Kohlmeyer of Fountain, dad Ron Sr. and stepmother Eloise Neis of Spring Valley; three brothers: Ronnie of Queen Creek Ariz.; Randall (Mandy) of Phoenix Ariz.; Russ (Molly) of Eagan, nieces and a nephew, and many uncles and aunts.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents and a stepfather, Roland Kohlmeyer.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Edward McGrath officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the church, and one prior to the service on Friday morning. A private burial will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers please send 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.