BELOIT - Howard Edgar Neiswanger, 86, of Beloit, passed away on Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Howard was born in Canton, Ohio, on Sept. 20, 1926, the son of the late Howard F. and Ida (Hofer) Neiswanger..
He attended Alliance High School. A U.S. Navy WW II veteran, he worked as a plasterer. He was a lifelong area resident and attended the East Goshen Friends Church, he was also a member of the Beloit Ruritan Club and advisor to the Beloit Explorers Post.
He is survived by his four daughters, Vicki (Jim) Herold of Beloit, Valeria (David) Blake of Clinton, Cindy (Scott) Kurena of Beloit, Cheryl (Greg) Elder of Maryland; a brother, Danny Neiswanger; two sisters, Frances Faverty and Rose Mary Brandon. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and stepmother Martha Neiswanger, he was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Ann (Wallace) Neiswanger; brothers Dale Neiswanger, Russ Clark; sisters Margaret Cain and Esther Yeagley.
A funeral service will be held at East Goshen Friends Church on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gerald Baker officiating.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home and the half hour prior to service at the church. Burial will take place in East Goshen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Howard's honor to the East Goshen Friends Church.
The Neiswanger Family would like to express their thanks to the family and staff of the Davis Haven Home where Howard lived since April 2011.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio; 330-938-2526.