Morris NeuvilleIssue Date: December 17, 2020
Morris Neuville, 92, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 after a brief illness.
Born June 23, 1928 in Brussels, Wi., the second child of nine and the oldest son, he graduated from high school at age 15 and from St. Norbert College at age 19, earning dual degrees in Chemistry and Education.
He was offered two jobs after graduation, as a Chemistry Teacher in Minnesota or a Chemist at a company in Marinette. He took the job at Ansul Chemical Company and remained there for his entire career, moving from chemist to President of the Company. He retired at age of 49 and purchased Neuville Motors in Waupaca and also opened a clothing store, The Junction, where he sold Levi's and other casual clothing. He enjoyed running both businesses and Neuville Motors is now a long-standing family business in Waupaca. He married his wife Dallas on May 28, 1949 and they had six children.
A great person and leader, he was a good father, always there for anyone and enjoyed time with his family. He loved the Lord and his compassion for people was driven by his faith in Jesus. He was a fun person, had a sly sense of humor and made people smile.
He loved reading the newspaper, watching news on television, kept his mind young by learning how to navigate technology, used Zoom to videoconference with family and used an Alexa Show to drop in video calls.
A kind person, the families ask in his memory, that people pay it forward and buy a meal for someone in need, encourage someone with a kind word, drop some money in a red kettle, bring a meal to someone in need and take time to listen and share Jesus with someone and how he has changed your life.
He is survived by his six children, Tom (Marilynn) Neuville, Karen (Bill) Bretch, Tim (Joy) Neuville, Debbie (Jim) Bouché, Jenny (Paul) Harrison and Jeff (Becky) Neuville; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dallas three years ago.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, in his memory, the family would appreciate people to pay it forward to someone in need. A Private Family Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and the service was able to be viewed live via Zoom. The funeral service was also recorded and can be viewed at www.hollyfuneralhome .com under his obituary. Holly and Sons Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.
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