Walter Dean McNeill, 86, of Witt, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis. He was born July 16, 1928 in Champaign, IL son of Ralph and Bertha (Holzhauer) McNeill. He married Anna Marie Johnson on February 22, 1947 in Champaign and she preceded him in death. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis, the American Legion and the UAW Local 751. He retired from Caterpillar, was a life-long farmer, and avid gardener and a flower enthusiast.
He is survived by his sons Michael (Barb) McNeill of Chicago, IL, Dennis McNeill of Nokomis, James (Angie) McNeill of Nokomis and Curtis (Annette) McNeill of Nokomis, daughter Patricia Smith of Taylorville, grandchildren Melissa Park, Crystal Miles, Shawn McNeill, Samantha Weinstein, Ben McNeill, Misty Smith, Angel Smith, Brent Smith, Timothy McNeill, Ryan McNeill, Lauren McNeill, Heather McNeill, Tyler McNeill and Caleb McNeill, 21 great grandchildren, brother Bill McNeill of Tolono, IL, sisters Lula Mae Williams of California and Lucy Denniston of Urbana, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Gerald McNeill, Ralph McNeill and Ronald McNeill and his son-in-law Allen “Butch” Smith.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in the Nokomis Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School Fund and will be received by the Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL.
Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis.