Meta I. Neukam, 96, Jasper

Meta NeukamMeta I. Neukam, 96, of Jasper, died Saturday (August 12) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Haysville October 8, 1920, to Walter and Anna (Wening) Buchta. She married Harry J. Neukam October 17, 1939, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville. He died February 6, 2000.

Meta worked and retired from Kimball Corporation where she was employed for many years. After retirement she worked at Walmart in Jasper.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads and she enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by one daughters, Dorothy Sullivan, Jasper; three sons, Richard W. Neukam, Jasper, Russell E. Neukam, Sr., Celestine, amd John A. Neukam, Loogootee; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Annetta Nigg, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Lee Neukam, one granddaughter, Denise Hancock, one daughter-in-law, Shirley Neukam, and four brothers, Herbert, Arthur, Edwin, and Linus Buchta.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 9-10 A.M. Thursday at St. John’s Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Crossroads or to a favorite charity. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Mary Poston will officiate.



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