Joseph W. Neid was born on October 11, 1929 to Joseph A. and Otilia (Hickel) Neid in Comfrey, MN. He attended Comfrey catholic schools and then served 2 years in the military. He married Elaine Weisensel on April 18, 1955 and the couple raised 4 children sharing many years of marriage until her passing in 1983. Joe later married Joyce (Hudson) Christiansen on August 23, 1985. He worked as a farm laborer for 34 years for Walter Romberg; then from 1990 to his retirement he was employed by The Furniture Gallery in Sleepy Eye. Joe was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Aid. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, attending his grandchildren's events, playing cards and enjoying morning coffee with friends.
Joe is survived by his wife Joyce Neid, daughter Diane (Mike) Meath of Columbus, MN; sons Brian (Jana) Neid, Dan (Sandy) Neid both of Sleepy Eye and Gary (Vickie) Neid of Winthrop, MN; stepson David (Patricia) Christiansen of Waxahachie, TX; stepdaughter SuAnn (Shane) Hinderman of Sleepy Eye; and sister Marie (Tom) Kelly of Frankenmuth MI. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Nick Meath, Melissa Meath, Hayley Neid, Parker Neid, Allie (Jake) Schindle, Mitch Neid, Andrew Neid, Vanessa (Jeff) Hendrickson, Alyssa (Alex) Busch, Dane Christiansen, Jacob Hinderman and Rebecca Hinderman and 4 great grandchildren: Breah and Kinley Hendrickson, Declan Meath and Adalyn Busch. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Elaine Neid and brothers, Roman, Norbert, Alois and Bernard Neid and sister Agnes Fromm.