Lewis Grant “Bud” Neibert, 81, Leesburg, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw. He was born on July 7, 1935 in Leesburg to Riley E. & Jennie (Estep) Neibert.
He was a lifetime Leesburg and North Webster area resident, graduated in 1953 from North Webster High School and then from Manchester College in North Manchester with his BS Degree. He was married on Jan. 21, 1956 in Oswego to Janice S. “Sue” Godshalk, who survives. He retired in 1998 from Parker Hanafin (formerly Syracuse Rubber Co.) in Syracuse and had previously worked at Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oswego.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; his daughter, Lisa Sand, Leesburg; three sons: Rob (Patricia) Neibert, Brian “Barney” Neibert and Craig Neibert, all of Leesburg; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Cliff) Rider, Leesburg; Margaret (Nelson) Worden, Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons: Brian Ray Neibert Jr. and Jarred Lee Neibert; four sisters: Maxine Zience, Harriet White, Betty Froyd, and Lois Kendall; and three brothers: Maurice, Riley Jr., and Loren Neibert.
Visitation will be from 1–3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the First Baptist Church of Oswego, 2985 E. Church St., Warsaw. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Church with Dr. Ron Manahan officiating. Burial will take place in the Oswego Cemetery. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & Cr 500N, North Webster is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Oswego, 2985 E. Church St., Warsaw, IN 46582. To send condolences to the family in memory of Bud Neibert, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com