Bryce P. NeidigOctober 31, 1931 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 86)
Services for Bryce P. Neidig recently of Norfolk, NE will be at 10 AM, Tuesday March 27, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison, NE. The Rev. Donna Goltry will officiate. Burial will be at the Crown Hill Cemetery at Madison, NE. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 Monday March 26th at the church under the direction of Home for Funerals/Resseguie Funeral Homes.
Bryce was born on October 31, 1931 to Percy and Edith (Chapman) Neidig at Madison. He attended District 48 grade school in Madison. He graduated from Madison High School in 1948. He served in the Korean War in the U. S Army from 1952 to 1954. Bryce married Shirley Ann Volk on Dec 25, 1952.
Upon return from Korea, Bryce farmed with his father as the 3rd generation on the family farm. In 1958 he became a member of Madison County Farm Bureau which started a decades long legacy of serving the organization. He was Madison County FB President, became a board member of the NE Farm Bureau in 1975, elected Vice President in 1979. In 1981 he became the 2nd longest serving President in the Nebraska Farm Bureau history before retiring in 2002. Bryce was very active in Agriculture Associations including The Nebraska Soybean Board, The Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nebraska LEAD board, Rural Develop Commission, Nebraska Ag Builders, The Capitol Commission Committee, in which he just resigned in the past year. Bryce brought prominence to Nebraska in Farm Bureau circles nationwide through his election to the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors in 1988, on which he served until retirement. Bryce chaired the American Farm Bureau’s Credit Committee and its Trade Advisory Committee. He was awarded the Trail Blazer award at the Nebraska Statehood Dinner. He also was awarded the NE Farm Bureau Silver Eagle award in 2003. Many more awards, too many to mention.
In addition to his passion for Farm Bureau and Agriculture, Bryce was a devout Christian, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bryce loved working with his hands, making everything from a grandfather clock to pens and other unique devices. He was well known for his speaking ability and humor. He was always teasing. One of his favorites was playing and singing a song “Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch” to the grandkids.
Bryce is survived by his wife Shirley of Norfolk, their 4 children, Neal (Deb) Neidig, Madison, Kim Throckmorton of Battle Creek, Kay (Mac) MacLaren of Madison, Van (Kathy) Neidig of Battle Creek, NE, 9 Grandchildren, Sean, Travis, and Brandon (Jacie) Throckmorton, D. Vance, Justin and J.T. Neidig, Ed (Alecia) and Tracy Neidig, Dana (McCrae) Garringer. 8 Great Grandchilden – Klarysa, Delaney, Dylan, Braelynn, Kadyn, Layton, Brynn and Kayler Throckmorton. One Sister Marlene (Vernon) Seevers, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Edith. Several Aunts and Uncles.