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Dennis Neukirch

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Dennis W. Neukirch, 65, died February 7th, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas. Dennis was an avid horseman and member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Horseshow Committee for 19 years. He was also a past member of the Bexar County Mounted Posse Patrol and the U. S. Marshall's Posse. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother. Dennis is survived by his wife, Lana Neukirch; son and daughter-in-law Dennis W. and Sharin Neukirch, Jr., daughter and son-in-law Denise and Anthony Pate; stepsons and step daughter-in-law Matthew and Jamie Golla, and Michael Schautteet; one granddaughter and six grandsons. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held Friday, Feb. 11th, 10:15 AM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Reitmeyer officiating. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 8207 Callaghan, San Antonio, Texas 78230 or to the American Cancer Society at 8115 Datapoint, San Antonio, Texas 78229. To send a note to the family, go to and select Obituaries. Dennis was dearly loved and will be missed.

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  1. We’ll miss the many hours we’d sit around just talking; not about anything important, just about life. The only thing that is important to us is our friendship. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We Love You.

  2. Pam and I wish we could be there with you at this difficult time. We will always remember Dennis for his quick wit and ability to make everyone he met feel comfortable as if they had known Dennis forever. The time we spent together on vacation in DC was special and will always be remembered as our best vacation ever. Dennis was a very special person and we are proud to have him as a friend.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Neukirch family, we did not know Dennis Sr. , although we couldn’t be closer to his son Dennis Jr. He is our family, for a man to have had such a caring, wonderful son, he must of been a wonderful man himself. We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

  4. My thought and prayers are with the Neukirch family. Dennis was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. He was my customer at the bank but most of all I always considered him a friend. He always had loving stories of his wife and family.

  5. Viv and I will always remember Dennis and the fun I had joking with him. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

  6. Dennis, Although I only spoke with your Dad only a few times I could tell from the quality of his son what kind of man he was. As a member of the Cancer Fraternity myself I ask you to remember that God keeps his own. You are ever in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time Your friend Rick Mcgrath

  7. Mrs. Neukirch, When Dennis told me what the doctors had found the first thing he said to me is “This is not going to kick my butt” and I told him good for him and to hang in there. I never had the opportunity to met Dennis but he was the nicest person to do business with even if it was just over the phone. I feel he will be deeply missed and you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless Rebecca Vause The Boeing Company Procurement Agent

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Try to remember he is with God and not suffering any more.

  9. My deepest sympathyto your family. Dennis was a pleasure to work with and we at Component Systems will miss him dearly. Jen Lamiell

  10. Our deepest sympathies to your family. God bless all of you during this difficult time. You have our prayers for comfort and peace. Nick and Amy Shoop

  11. Uncle Denny was a great friend to me. I still remember him coming to visit me while he was in the Army. He let me drive his car while sitting on his lap. May he now breath in peace. Love, Ann Piccione

  12. Expressing my deepest Sympathy to all of you at this sad time. We as a Family shared many memories through the years. My Love and thoughts will be with all of you.

  13. I hope you can see me from heaven when I am signing this guestbook. I miss you so much. I wish I could see you one more time after Christmas. I wish I would of called more and checked up on you. I didn’t even know that you were in the hospital untill my dad told me. You were the best grandpa I ever had and will have, and I will never froget all the wonderful things you have done for me. And, if you see me now, please save me a place in heaven so I can see you again someday….. Bye.

  14. Dennis was a pleasure to have as a business associate and I enjoyed talking to him on the phone about upcoming jobs. He and I had this sort of gruff way of talking to each other but we knew it was all in fun. I will miss that. I pray for strength to all the family and friends during these difficult times. God Bless!


  16. Although Dennis is no longer with us he will be remembered and adored by all those who knew him. We would like to send our warmest sympathies. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. – REVELATION 22:1 Take heart that he is in a much better place and now watches over those he loved and cared for on this Earth and will never truly be gone. Lovingly, The Lawson Family

  17. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Dennis was a great guy and one of the best drill team partners I ever had. He always made it fun. God Bless

  18. Dennis, My deepest symmpathy on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers will be for you and your family.

  19. My condolences to the family, I knew Dennis for many years and conducting business with him was always a pleasure. Over the years we became friends and with Dennis that was not hard to do. I know he will be missed by all but the memories he has left will always be there.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Neukirch family. I have many fond memories of riding horses and having fun when Uncle Denny had his farm in Waterman.

  21. DAD When I was small and could not walk, you carried me in your arms so strong. And even though I could not talk, you’d talk to me all morning long. As time went on and I got older, you carried me high upon your shoulder. You knew I was a little kid, so gentle were the things you did. Now all grown up, I always say… …”I love my dad in every way.” And even though so seldom mentioned, I’m sure it is with no intention. Yes Dads are special people too! And in sharing all my thought with you. I think about the times we’ve had and have to say…”I love you Dad!” I MISS YOU

  22. Mothers and my heart go out to you in this solem time. Our Prayers are with you also With all our Love Take Care Mom N Steven

  23. I wish we had more time, time to tell him how much he really meant to me and my family. He did so much for me while I was growing up and for me and my family after I was grown up that I probably did not appreciate at the time. I wish I would of told him I really did .I remember when Brad Paisleys song, “He Didn’t’ Have to be” came out that it made me think about Dennis and from know on it always will,especially the last lines. “Lookin’ back all I can say About all the things he did for me Is I hope I’m at least half the dad That he didn’t have to be Yeah, I hope I’m at least half the dad That he didn’t have to be Because he didn’t have to be You know he didn’t have to be” I will miss his guidance,wisdome and love for life he shared with all. Always in my heart, Mike

  24. Dennis, You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. I feel your pain as I too lost my Dad last April. Its easy to remember the good times & especially all the sacrifices he made for you. I will keep you & your family in my prayers! Your friend, James.

  25. Pop; There are no words to express the way I feel. I was only priveleged enough to have you as a part of my life for the 20 years Denny Jr. and I have been married. During that time I have seen you glad, sad, mad and proud. My family was 1200 miles away and you treated me as one of your own. There were times that we agreed and disagreed, but you were always straight forward about what you thought. I will miss you terribly. I will think of you every day and be ever thankful that I at least was favored enough to have known you for a little while. In my heart and soul forever, Sharin

  26. Dear Dennis, I was very sorry to hear the news about your father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Please call, write or come by for a visit if you need to talk.

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