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Norman N. Neely

January 14, 1931 — October 4, 2023

Silvis

Norman N. Neely, 92, of Silvis passed away October 4, 2023 at his home.

 

Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Silvis United Methodist Church with visitation from 10:30am until service time. Burial will follow at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cunningham Home or Silvis United Methodist Church. Schroder Mortuary in Silvis is assisting with arrangements.

 

Norman was born January 14, 1931 in Stahl, Missouri the son of Everett and H. Grace Clifton Neely. He graduated from Adair County High School in Novinger, MO. Norman married Frances “Jean” Griffith July 26, 1953 in Silvis. She passed away December 10, 2021.

 

Norman worked for the railroad from 1949-1967 during which he served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He then worked for Rock Island County as a zoning and building Administrator, retiring in 1993. After retirement Norman worked for FEMA for 13 years. He was a member of Silvis United Methodist Church where he was active in the men’s group. He was a Carbon Cliff Barstow school board member for several years, a member of Silvis Seniors, a member of the Korean War Vets, a lifelong member of the East Moline VFW, and served as secretary for Illinois Korean War Veteran’s Association.

 

Norman enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, cooking, wine making, his horses, gardening, and fishing. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas. He was a great storyteller and loved singing to his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed plowing snow in the winter.

 

Survivors include his children Joann E. (Lynn) Woodard, Norma J. Neely (Steve Brown), Katherine (Byron) Wetzel, and Norman B. (Wendy) Neely; grandchildren Hannah (David Cross) Woodard, Nikki (Devin Winegardner) Woodard, Cherise Wetzel, Amie Jean Wetzel, Jarret Wetzel, Chelsea (Chase) Geigle, and Megan Neely; great grandchildren Layla Cserepes, Tate Burrow, Tucker Burrow, Ruth Frances Neely, Rowan Geigle, and Cecilia Geigle; sister Imogene Bell of Novinger, MO and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Christ United Methodist Church (Silvis)

1301 2nd Ave, Silvis, IL 61282

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Christ United Methodist Church (Silvis)

1301 2nd Ave, Silvis, IL 61282

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Burial

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Moline Memorial Park Cemetery

5001 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

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