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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Neustaedter (1911-2008)

Building contractor, community activist.

Born at Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine on 23 September 1911, his family came to Canada in 1924, and he began to build houses, founding Neustaedter Construction Limited. He enjoyed a successful career in the homebuilding industry as well as commercial construction, retiring in 1976 and moving to Vernon, British Columbia. He was very active in the German community in Winnipeg, personally sponsoring German immigrations, raising funds to provide assistance to orphans in Germany and serving as President of the German Society of Winnipeg, helping to found Camp Neustadt and was on the building committee for the construction of Grace Lutheran Church. For his efforts, Neustaedter recieved a certificate of Merit from the Winnipeg House Builders Association and a Community Service Award from the City of Winnipeg. He died at Vernon, BC on 6 October 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 October 2008.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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