2021 Torchlight Parade Marshal –
Scott Neumeister

Born and raised in La Crosse on the Northside, Scott graduated from Logan high school in 1983. He started his career at Gateway Foods/Fleming Foods, ending his 20 year career as the General Manager of the HBC and Warehouse Superintendent of the grocery warehouse working alongside many great people and friends. Scott then went on to work as Director of Operations of platinum Disc/Echo Bridge Home Entertainment for 10 years and then Dynamic Recycling as Director of Operations for 3 years.

Scott along with his wife also owned operator businesses in the grocery store and went on to start Timesavers Delivery Service. They expanded into eight vehicles running in three different states daily. After selling the business they partnered with Neuie’s North Star. They eventually opened Neuie’s Varsity Club and currently own and operate Neuie’s Vogue Bar and Grill on the Northside.

Scott married the love of his life Lisa (Wittenberg) in 1991 and they have three beautiful children, Danielle Paige and Dylan in addition to two wonderful grandchildren, Mason and Beckham. Family is forever and will be the most important part of Scott’s life and his proudest achievement.

Scott has been very active in the community serving on numerous boards as a Board of Directors, including currently on the La Crosse Common Council, La Crosse Civic Center, Explore La Crosse, and La Crosse Planning Commission. Giving back to the community is very important to Scott and he has a hard time saying no to any requests given.

Former Torchlight Parade Marshals

YearTorchlight Parade Marshal
2019-2020Scott Skogen
2018Chuck Thoftne
2017Tim Colgan
2016Louie Ferris
2015Mark Terpstra*
2014Scott Mihalovic
2013Patti Lokken
2012Jane Molstad
2011Paul Borsheim
2010Bill Bush
2009Jerry Thompson
2008Paul Stuhr
2007Steven Hole
2006Scott Erickson
2005Arland Peterson
2004Joe Maier
2003Merl Strong
2002Terry LaFleur*
2001Ken Wing
2000Bud Loomis & Dave Loomis*
1999Mike Abraham
1998Dick Merfeld
1997Dave Berger
1996Donna Berry*
1995Randy Eddy, Sr.
1994Ken Garves*
1993Mary Patros*
1992Joe Addis*
1991Elwood Harebo
1990Dick Morkwed*
1989Mark Doolittle
1988Jack Kraft*
1987Gerald Besl*
1986Robert Gavin*
1985V.A. Krajewski*
1984Terry Erickson
1983Frank Butkovich*
1982Howie Birnbaum*
1981Dave Skogen
1980Bob McCann*
1979Lynden Gjerde*
1978Wes Denny
1977Bob Allen*
1976Deak Swanson
1975Roscoe Short*
1974Burton Smith*
1973Ray Nibbe*
1972Margaret Niles*
1971Vern Bloss*
* Fondly Remembered

Parade Marshal Nomination

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  • has contributed positively to the good of the community through leadership and outstanding accomplishments
  • is someone of good character that is well-respected
  • is a resident for at least 10 years within 20-mile radius of La Crosse
  • is actively involved and well-known in La Crosse community
  • is well-known, well-liked, friendly and outgoing
  • has the time to devote to Oktoberfest activities!

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