Arlis Ann Clausen Neddermeyer was born November 19, 1943, to Paul and Irene (Boehm) Clausen of Schleswig, Iowa. She was educated in Morgan Township #5 and graduated with the Class of 1961 from Schleswig High School. She attended the University of South Dakota as a history major. Arlis passed away peacefully in her home on January 18, 2023, at the age of 79.
The ultimate farm girl, Arlis married Edward Neddermeyer on December 7, 1963, beginning a life-long, side-by-side farming partnership. She ran the picker and chopper exclusively for many years, could unload 400 hay bales in a day, and helped raise livestock.
Arlis had a broad view and cared for everyone. She was devoted to serving her community, shown in her volunteer work as a Sunday School teacher, 4-H leader, Schleswig Enterprise board member and Morgan Cemetery secretary/treasurer, where her institutional knowledge of Schleswig family trees was of valuable service.
Her love of the garden was reflected in Arlis's many flower beds, freshly mowed lawns, and canned produce. She loved puzzles and games, especially presiding over family March Madness brackets each year. In recent years she so enjoyed playing Bridge with her Schleswig clubs. Most of all, in her role as Mom, Grammy, and Great Grammy, Arlis cherished her family and will be deeply missed.
Arlis is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Irene Clausen, parents-in-law Ervin and Helma Neddermeyer, sister-in-law Frances Clausen, and brother-in-law Gailen Neddermeyer. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward Neddermeyer of Schleswig; daughter Andrea (Douglas) Berka of Kansas City, MO, daughter Melissa (Tim) Keeney of Zionsville, IN, son Colin (Kelli Rupert) Neddermeyer of Schleswig; granddaughter Lauren (Jody) Thorson of Kansas City, MO, grandsons Charles (Natalie) Berka of Tulsa, OK, Mitchell Keeney of Russia, OH, and Benjamin Keeney of Fishers, IN; great-grandchildren Clark Thorson, Caroline Thorson, and Jack Berka; brother Delbert Clausen of Schleswig; other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 and the Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. A private family burial to follow in the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Memorials may be directed to the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig.
"Ed, Andrea, Missy, Colin and families,
What a beautiful video tribute to your sweet Wife and Mom. I have so many great memories running around the farm, the house and growing up with your family. Arlis always treated me like one of her own. The kindest, most honorable lady. My heart goes out to you and know I am praying for your peace. May she rest well knowing the legacy of love she leaves behind and continues to grow.
All my love and prayers,
Maureen (O?Brien) Hall"
"So sorry to hear of Arlis passing. Sending condolences to your family."
"How do you say "Good-Bye" to someone you never thought you would lose? Reality says "It will happen", but we don't always want to think about the possibility. We have been friends with Ed and Arlis - over 70 years for Herman and over 55 years for me - a lifetime for many. We could not have asked for better people to have in our life. Our sympathy to all of her family. Arlis will be missed so much at our little gatherings of friends and are just like family to all of our family."
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ed and the children. May God guide you and be with you.
Cousin Karen and Allan Wiebers"
"Deepest Sympathy to Ed, Colin and family! Arlis was a great lady and friend to my mom! Hugs and prayers to you all! Maxine Murphy and Family"