Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Dick G. Neu, 80, of Lima, died at 3:10 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Lima, to Jesse Fruchey and Marie Strickler Neu. On Nov. 10, 1951, he married Margeria Luken, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cynthia (John) Hadley, Pittsfield, Maine, Jacalyn (Philip) Roberts, Bellingham, Mass., and Tracy (William) Dennis, Cuyahoga Falls; two half brothers, Thomas (Judy) and Todd (Trudy), both of Lima; his stepmother, Dorothy, Lima; four sisters-in-law, Wilma Meckstroth, St. Marys, Martha Buschur and Jeanie Luken, both of Coldwater, and Janet (Ed) Dillhoff, Arlington, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Cheryl; and four brothers-in-law, Roland Meckstroth, Robert Buschur, Melvin Buschur and his wife, Audrey, and Thomas Luken.
He retired from Lima Locomotive Works, which later became Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton and Clark Equipment. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and tended bar for the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Knights of Columbus, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, American Legion, Allen County Sportsman Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all in Lima, and the Mercer County Genealogy Society.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church, the Rev. David Ross officiating. Burial is at Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m., followed by the rosary led by the Knights of Columbus.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima Central Catholic or St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima
Condolences can be left at www.MeM.com.