Glen Dale Neujahr, of Utica, was born March 19, 1930, to Herman F. and Mabel M. (Tonniges) Neujahr in rural Ulysses. He attended grade school at St. Paul Lutheran School in rural Gresham. He served as Private First Class in the Army National Guard from Dec. 5, 1950, to July 29, 1953, and was proud to serve his country.
On June 22, 1952, Glen was united in marriage to Verna Mae Radford at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. To this union, four children were born, Rod, Donna, Diane and Kevin. He was a farmer and also worked various seasonal jobs at implement dealerships, Hughes Brothers and D & L Manufacturing. In his free time, he enjoyed camping with family and friends and reminiscing about the old days. He loved adding to his toy tractor collection. He treasured his father’s 1944 Farmall H that his sons restored and was so proud of the trophies that he won at tractor shows. He was especially proud of being a dad and grandpa and enjoyed attending family activities and events. He was always tinkering with something and woodworking became one of his passions after retirement. He was a man who lived his life putting a major emphasis on the 3 “F”s – Faith, Family and Friends. Glen’s last days were spent at home surrounded by family. He passed away Dec. 21, 2020, at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 2 days.
He is survived by his wife, Verna Mae Neujahr, Utica; children, Donna (Jim) Atwood, Grand Island, Diane (Dave) Dey, Gresham, Kevin (Diane) Neujahr, Waverly; grandchildren, Jarrod (Amanda) Neujahr, Brayden, Colton, Logan and Jordan (Jen) Neujahr, Sydney, Gavyn and Jessica Neujahr (fiancé, Andrew Berney), Aliyah, Peighton, Hailey and Brandon (Tracy) Atwood, Peyton, Paxton, Preston and Brett (Elise) Atwood, Donovyn, Nikola and Kendra (Patrick) Allibone, Eli, Olivia and Jenna Dey, Christa (Brandon) Arp, Jaxon, Taytum and Jacob (Katie) Neujahr, Ellie and Allison Neujahr, Natalie Neujahr (special friend, Kevin McCulley; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Weldon (Trudy) Radford, LeRoy (Pam) Radford, Bill (Evelyn) Reynolds, Dale Anderson, Marty Jacobs, Donna Radford, Marion Radford. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mabel Neujahr; son, Rod Neujahr; five brother-in-laws; and five sister-in-laws.
A funeral service was Dec. 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica with interment at the Utica Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested in care of St. Paul Lutheran Church, SYA Tractor Club or the Omaha Children's Hospital Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.