July 6, 1919October 4, 2012

Col. (Ret) William C. Neubauer of Carmel, IN passed away on October 4, 2012 after a well-lived life of 93 years. He was born on July 6, 1919 in Bridgeport CT, the only child of parents, William and Cornelia Neubauer.

Bill Neubauer attended Bordentown Military Institute and in 1940, completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University. He was a Second Lieutenant on active duty in the US Army Signal Corps at the start of the Second World War. During the conflict, he served in combat and support roles in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. While in Australia, he met and married the late Grace Vivian Neubauer, his beloved wife of 42 years. After the war, Bill attended the Army Command General Staff College and earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. During his Army career, he served in a variety of command assignments in the US, Europe and Asia for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit and numerous citations, commendations and medals. He was a member of the US Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bill retired to northern California after his 26-year military career and worked for 14 additional years in the emerging semiconductor industry that developed into what has become Silicon Valley.

Bill is survived by sons, Lt. Col. (ret.) William C. Neubauer, Jr. (Jane) and Blake Lee Neubauer (Carolyn); grandchildren, William C. Neubauer, III (Akino), Emily Lytle-Painter (Scott), Mathew Lytle, Christopher Neubauer, Madeline Lytle and Lydia Neubauer; and great-grandchildren, William C. Neubauer, IV and Kazohiro Neubauer. He was blessed to share the past 24 years with his friend and companion, Deborah Hoffmann, travelling the world to many interesting places.

His family and friends remember Bill Neubauer as a kind, outgoing man with a wealth of stories from his many life experiences. While he enjoyed playing golf and traveling, his greatest pleasure was spending time in the company of his family who loved him and of whom he was most proud.

His family would like to thank the staffs of HCR Manor Care at Summer Trace and IU Health for their care and attention to Bill’s needs.

Inurnment services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a future date. Condolences may be offered at



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April 18, 2013

I am trying to reach William C. Neubauer Jr, to determine if he is the same individual that I knew as a young man in Alexandria,Va ?
My condolences


October 8, 2012

Blake-So sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like he led an incredible life.
Love and prayers , Sheryl and Don Allen

October 8, 2012

Blake and family,
Ginger and I were sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We are grateful for his service to our country.
Ginger and Don Bievenour

Lauren Davis

October 8, 2012


Sorry for your loss. Holding you and your family in prayer.

Viviane Trezzini-Hoffmann

October 7, 2012

Dear Blake and Family
so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. Debby and Bill where so special together. He bacame a part of our family. I will always remember Bill's generous good hearted ways and his sense of humour. He will live on in all the wonderful memories.
Love from Switzerland
Viviane and family

Larry Gelbert

October 7, 2012

Blake: So sorry to here of the passing of your father. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Randee Gelbert

Bob Maust

October 6, 2012

Bill Jr., Blake and family, you have my deepest sympathy and it was my honor to have known your father for over 20 years. He was a John Wayne type with a gentle heart.

Edie & John Purcell

October 6, 2012

Blake & family: We are so sorry about your Dad. This is a great picture of your Dad! I am so happy I ran into you on Wednesday so we could chat a little. We are here when you need us. love and hugs, John and Edie