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Neil J. Byers

Fri, Oct 18th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Neil J. Byers, 76, of West Salem, Wis., formerly of Preston, died Oct. 14, 2002 at Lakeview Center Nursing Home in West Salem.

He was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Preston, grew up there and graduated from Preston High School in 1942. From Jan. 25, 1944, to July 18, 1946, he served with an anti-tank company in the Marines. He served in the South Pacific, including at Okinawa, and achieved the rank of private first class. After his discharge, he returned to Minnesota and studied journalism at Mankato State College and Winona State University. He was married and later divorced. He is survived by an uncle.

The funeral for Neil J. Byers was Oct. 18, 2002 at Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston, with the Rev. Carolyn Westlake officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston with military graveside rites by the Preston VFW and American Legion posts.

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