Malcolm N. McNeil Lansing Age 86 passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014. He was born March 6, 1927 in Goodrich, Michigan the son of Vernon W. and Emma (Dodge) McNeil, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by daughter, Kathryn McNeil-Albro and 5 siblings. Malcolm served our country in the U.S. Navy and worked as an agent with State Farm Insurance for 36 years in the Lansing area and was a high school teacher prior to his career with State Farm. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Helen (Benson) McNeil. Malcolm is also survived by his sister Jean White and his children: Margaret (Richard) Shultz, Greg (Nola) McNeil, Kevin (Jan) McNeil, 8 grandchildren: Derek Albro, Jennifer McNeil, Sarah Hershberger, Owen Shultz, Brian Shultz, Matt McNeil, Michael McNeil, Beth Zelski and 6 great grandchildren: Destiny Albro, Derek Albro Jr., Sydney Hershberger, Gavin Hershberger, Emerson Hershberger and little Andi Zelski. Malcolm is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews. Malcolm and his Mary Helen spent their winters in Myrtle Beach S.C. and summers in Glen Arbor, Michigan; he was an avid boater and talented woodworker. Malcolm also enjoyed reading, cribbage, playing cards and socializing. Malcolm was a devoted father and husband in addition to being an active member of his church and community. He will always be remembered for his consideration for others around him and his unique sense of humor. The family will celebrate his life on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St Gerard Catholic Church with Father John P. Klein officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday from 5-8 P.M. with a Scripture service at 6:30 P.M. at Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing. There will also be visitation at St. Gerard from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. prior to the service at church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be given to Lansing Food Bank. To leave messages of condolence for the family, please visit www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 20, 2014