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Jerald Thomas Neiman

Obituary for Jerald Thomas Neiman

October 28, 1957 - December 14, 2020
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 63


Jerald Thomas Neiman, a resident of Indianapolis and Greenwood, passed away on December 14, 2020 at the age of 63. Jerry is survived by his wife Dee Neiman, son Chad Neiman, daughter Chelsea Mowry (Tim), granddaughter Elizabeth Mowry, mother Carol Neiman, and sister Julie (Alan) Anderson. His father Ralph Neiman and sister Jean (Jim) Canter predeceased him.
Jerry was born to Ralph and Carol Neiman on October 28, 1957 in Franklin, IN and raised in Homecroft, IN. Growing up, he was active with basketball, camping and drumming in the Southport HS band. Jerry graduated Southport High School in 1976 then from Ball State University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where he developed many of his lifelong friendships. Out of college, he worked in IT for 35 years and retired from Liberty Mutual. He was a member of the Southport Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Murat Shrine. He was a long-time member of the Valle Vista men's league as golf was a life-long passion for him.
Jerry and Dee were high school sweethearts and married November 13, 1981. Living in Indianapolis and Greenwood, they raised their two children, Chad and Chelsea. His two children were his pride and joy. He loved spending time with them, especially golfing. He enjoyed attending home and landscaping shows with Chad. Last year, he was thrilled to walk Chelsea down the aisle to be married. It was a blessing that Jerry was able to hold and adore Elizabeth, his only grandchild born this year. She was his "little princess." He was the life of the party with his nieces and nephews.
Jerry touched so many lives throughout his 63 years of life. He was the most positive person with an infectious laugh and quick wit. He never met a stranger and made you feel comfortable instantly. He had numerous running jokes and was supportive to all, complete with bear hugs. He maintained a positive outlook on life throughout his battle with pulmonary fibrosis and subsequent recovery from his lung transplant in 2016. His family was so very blessed to have had an additional four years of life with Jerry following his transplant. We will miss his talks on the latest golf clubs and technology gadgets to buy; his love for music and movies; his love for Michigan, Norway and other travels; his stories from the Sigma Chi reunions; his laughter; and of course, his infatuation for Diet Mountain Dew along with a Long's donut. Jerry was one of a kind! He leaves us all with broken hearts but wonderful memories and jokes we will cherish forever. Until we meet again…
The Celebration of Life service for Jerry Neiman will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:30 am at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Due to the pandemic restrictions, attendance is limited to family only. The funeral service will be live streamed via Facebook Live. Please click on the multimedia tab on this online tribute to find the link to Jerry's funeral or this link

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