Neus Honored With LEBW Crystal Vision Award

The Neu family accepts the Lions Eye Bank Crystal Vision Award on behalf of their parents.


Harold Neu was a quiet, unassuming man who was very grateful for the kidney and pancreas he received 16 years ago from his organ donor, Kelly Nachreiner.


During those years, Harold and his wife, Arline, worked to educate people about the importance of registering as an organ, tissue and eye donors. They annually hosted a week-long donation awareness booth at the Dodge County Fair, and were active volunteers with UW Organ and Tissue Donation, and busy Lions Eye Bank members.

Kelly Nachreiner's gift of organ donation has created a lasting legacy.



From their commitment and kindness toward others, grew strong bonds with other recipients and donor families, a bond that continues to help them connect and heal.


Sadly, Harold and Arline died in 2016, but the circle of love that started with Kelly’s gifts, was expanded through Harold and Arline, and now continues through their children and their families.


UW Organ and Tissue Donation, and Mary Nachreiner, Kelly’s mother, were proud to nominate Harold and Arline for a Lions Eye Bank Crystal Vision Award, honoring people who make an incredible difference in the lives of others and are instrumental in building awareness in the field of organ, tissue and eye donation. The award was recently presented to Harold and Arline’s sons, Bruce, Kevin and Keith, and their families (pictured above with Mary Nachreiner, right).