Bruce G. “Butch” Neis
Funeral services for Bruce G. “Butch” Neis, 60, Eudora, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Eudora High School Performing Arts Center, 2203 Church Street. Burial will follow at Hesper Friends Cemetery, SE of Eudora, KS. He died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Bruce was born March 15, 1953 in Lawrence, KS the son of Samuel G. Jr. and Elizabeth Kindig Neis.
He was a farmer, a welder and owned Bruce Neis Trucking.
He was a lifetime member of the Eudora Township Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a member of Eudora Emergency Medical Services for 22 years and a 14-year sponsor of the All-Night After Prom Party at Eudora High School.
He married Bonnie Jean Bartling on November 4, 1978 in Eudora, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons; Richard B. Neis (spouse Carrie) of Eudora, KS, Aaron M. Neis (partner, Thaddeus Winter) of Honolulu, HI; three foster daughters, LaDuska Howell, of Eudora, KS, Katie Beery, of Kansas City, KS, Kasie Olds, of Pittsburg, KS, two brothers; Samuel D. Neis (spouse Bill Spinney) New Bedford, MA, Russell D. Neis (spouse Tina), of McKinney, TX, one sister, Carol A. Neis, of Littleton, CO, four grandchildren; Reilly Neis, Kasen Neis, Jayden Werst, Jaelyn Howell, one nephew, Anthony Neis and two nieces, Samantha Neis and Lisa Bartling. His parents preceded him in death.
The family will greet friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Eudora High School FFA and may be sent in care of the mortuary.