Deceased May 23, 2017
It is my sad duty to report that Harry Talbot Neimeyer died on May 23. Harry was a Minnesotan through and through. He spent his whole life there except for four years at Amherst. Harry was born in Duluth on May 25, 1939, and graduated from St. Paul Academy and Summit School in 1957. At Amherst, Harry was a beloved fellow brother at Alpha Delta Phi and was on the Amherst varsity hockey team, serving as co-captain with John Turner ’61 our senior year. Harry majored in American studies.
He had a dry wit and was known as Night Train Harry. This came from his being in a car returning from a night hockey scrimmage with Dartmouth; while crossing railroad tracks, he was awakened by a train to see its light bearing down upon him.
Harry practiced law at the St. Paul law firm of Stringer & Rohleder for more than 40 years, specializing in probate and litigation. He served as mayor of the city of Afton, Minn., in the early 1970s. Harry was an avid tennis and hockey player. His loves were long walks along the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers, Duluth and Lake Superior, where he was a master at skipping stones.
He is survived by his former wife, Helene (Lenie) Smith, whom many of us remember; a daughter, Sarah Neimeyer; sons Slater Tai and Charlie Neimeyer; and five grandchildren. John Turner attended the memorial service for Harry and reports that Sarah spoke, attesting to the close and wonderful relationship Harry had with his grandchildren.
Ted Ells ’61