Madison-Frank G. Neu, age 78, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare, following a courageous battle with a long illness.
He was born in Green Bay, on Oct. 19, 1935, with his twin brother, John A. Neu, the sons of Frank J. and Mary (Patterson) Neu. On August 11, 1956, he was united in marriage with Andrea (Gehm) Neu. Frank received degrees from Marquette University and Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. He was a graphic designer for over 40 years, working at Picard & Didier, Milwaukee, the West Bend Co., then in Madison with several agencies, and moved on to his own design studio, Art Directions, as well as "In Wild Gallery," a wildlife and western art gallery. He worked part-time at the Highsmith Company in Fort Atkinson as the Art Director until he retired in 2000.
Frank loved the outdoors…hunting, fishing and other competitive sports like golf and racquetball. He spent many years with his family and friends at their retreat, the Shay Lake cabin near Lakewood, Wis. As an artist, he enjoyed many years in his retirement woodcarving and exhibiting his "Wood in Water" wildlife carvings at galleries in Northern Wisconsin as well as Madison.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Andrea; two children, Patrick Michael (Sara) Neu, and Debra Ann (Sletten) Neu; grandchildren, Michelle (Sletten) Maland, Aubrie Nicole Sletten, Alex Neu and Adam Neu; siblings, John Neu, Robert (Donna) Neu and Mary Alyce (Walt) Radowski; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Funeral and Christian Burial Mass will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF LADY PEACE, 401 S. Owen Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, with brunch to follow for family and friends. Inturnment will take place in Lakewood Cemetery later this summer. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution honoring Frank to the Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711, www.agracehospicecare.org.
A special thank you to the Agrace HospiceCare staff, nurses and aides who assisted Frank through this last journey with compassion and concern for his comfort…they surely are earning their way to heaven!
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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