Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Eual Richard "Red" Neal, 97, Venedocia, died at 5:20 a.m. May 14, 2010, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born Dec. 31, 1912, in Thompsonville, Ill., to Aaron and Nobia Otterson Neal. On June 29, 1958, he married Rosy E. Bowman, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Howard Neal, Michigan, and Curtis Neal, Washington; three daughters, Nila (Eric) Dull, Venedocia, Tina Neal, North Lewisberg, and Sandra Gurtner, Botkins; a brother, Rosco Neal, Benton, Ill.; a sister, Dorothy Biegler, Evansville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Jim, Harvey and Oakly Neal, and one sister, Goldie Braden.
He was a pipe fitter for more than 40 years at Babcock and Wilcox and was a boiler maker for more than 15 years. A farmer, he also welded for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of Van Wert Apostolic Church.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Revs. Robert Frake and Eric Dull officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Neal Cemetery, Logan Ill.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service Tuesday.
Condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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