Friday, October 31, 2008

Phillip L. Neu

Phillip L. Neu, age 90, passed away Friday, October 31, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Phillip was born in Paris, WI, on October 29, 1918, son of the late Phillip and Isabelle (Nee: Spartz) Neu.

On May 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to Verna Dam who preceded him in death on April 19, 1989. During World War II Phillip proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps as a medic stationed in England. Throughout his career he was employed by Gold Medal Furniture for ten years, Massey Fergusson for ten years, and retired from Chrysler in 1983. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Phillip enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing schafskopf.

Survivors include his children, Nancy (William) Hempel of Racine, Brenda (Bob) Becker of Burlington, Jim (Pat) Neu of FL, Lorie Stauersbol and fiancé, Jay Lichtenwalner of Racine; his grandchildren, Denise Hempel and fiancé, Matt Stec, Colleen (Kyle) Bingen, Bill (Kelly) Hempel Jr., Phillip (Karen) Hempel, Randy Becker, Tom Becker, Mindy Neu, James Neu, Kai Stauersbol, Soren Stauersbol; his great-grandchildren, Justin, Samantha, Kaelyn, Colin, Sophie, Kai Jr., Carissa, Seth, Evan, Nisa, and Rivers; sister, Marian Runde; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dam, Viola Dam; best friend, Dot Heister; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Neu; his grandson, Gregory Becker; four great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Stanley, and Alvin; and his sister, Isabelle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ray Elam O.S.A. officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.

The family extends a very special thank you to all of the caregivers at the Cardiovascular Institute at Wheaton Franciscan for all of their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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