Walter-Horst Neugebauer

September 8, 1939 - December 15, 2018

Memorial Service December 21, 2018

Walter-Horst Franz Neugebauer (79) of Smithfield, Utah, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born September 8, 1939, in Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia, at the onset of World War II, Walter-Horst was the first child of Walter and Edeltraut Neugebauer. When he was only 51/2 years old, he and his mother, suddenly were forced to leave Czechoslovakia. They were reunited in Germany with his father who had been a prisoner of war there. Walter-Horst grew to adulthood in Konstanz,West Germany and became a machinist.

In 1983, Walter-Horst immigrated to the US and made his home in Smithfield, Utah, joining his parents and two brothers who had immigrated earlier. Walter-Horst worked at Herff Jones Yearbook company, maintaining and repairing the equipment there until he retired. Being near his family, Walter-Horst was always involved in the lives of his nieces and nephews who grew up enjoying his visits, his vehicles, and his very yummy treats.

A private person, Walter-Horst pursued his interests and hobbies quietly. He made visits to Germany, sustaining relationships with friends there. He loved the companionship of his German Shepard dog, Silver, and later his Malamute, Silver II. He enjoyed nature, taking photographs,walking his dog, working on his vehicles, riding motorcycles, piloting his motorboat and going 4-wheeling with friends. A helpful brother, devoted son, and loving uncle, he will be missed!

He is survived by his brothers Rolf(Dixee)Neugebauer and Michael Neugebauer, and his nieces and nephews.Children of Rolf : Kirsten(Ryan)Swanson, Derolene(Dave)Morrill, Durango(AmerÍca)Neugebauer, LindiAnn(Cliff)Hight, Coretta(Gary)Loughmiller, Cimaron(Carli)Neugebauer, Lincoln(Wing-Ha)Neugebauer, and Kendra(Eric)Lafferty.

Children of Michael and Gui-Rae: Sonja and Nicole. Walter-Horst was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation prior to the memorial services.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday Dec 21, 2018 at 660 West 200 North in Smithfield. Funeral Services under the direction of Cache Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be shared on this website.

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Our condolences to the whole Neugebauer family. Walter-Horst was a good man and will be missed. I’m grateful that I was able to see him at my father’s funeral a few months ago. Walter-Horst was a quiet, but very strong and reliable man. He was always willing to help when my father needed a set of hands and another fine mind for mechanical things.
- Edgar J. Lewandowski

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in God and find continuing strength and peace in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
- Clements Family

I met Horst, soon after he came to the United States (I believe) and worked with him and Rolf at the Printing department at USU. Horst and I became good friends and he was always an inspiration to me. He was a gifted, and I think genius mechanic, amongst other talents. Once when I asked him what he thought the noise was in the rear end of my old Chevy truck, over a period of weeks, he proceeded to completely rebuild the differential in the driveway next to house, and did not want me to pay him! (I did) My wife and I would have dinner parties, and Horst would come out and would always be a great addition to the festivities. He was a good, thoughtful, generous, and kind man who was caring to his parents and thought very highly of his brothers. That great dry sense of humor he had, along with his wisdom and droll take on life, was always punctuated with that ever present sparkle in his eye. My sympathies go out to my old mentor Rolf, and Dixee, and Michael and to the whole Neugebauer family. I am honored to have known such a spirit in this fleeting life of ours.
- Bob Bissland

Walter was my neighbor and my friend. He was a friend to my daughters. I cannot express the joy he brought to our lives. My first memory of Walter was when we first moved in next door to him, his giant alaskan malamut \\\\\\\"silver\\\\\\\" would lean on the fence playing with my daughters. They were both the most kind, gentle and friendly neighbors a person could have. I will never look to the north and not think of him. Peace and happiness be with you my friend.
- Mike Harman

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December 21, 2018

LDS Church Building

660 West 200 North Smithfield, Utah 84318

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