John T. Neis

MARENGO – John T. Neis, 86, of Marengo, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Swedish­
American Hospital in Rockford. He was born in Amboy to Adelbert and Bertilla (Dyer) Neis on Oct. 4, 1926.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and a member of the Marengo VFW Post #689910. He was the proprietor of the Rexall Drug Store in Ohio, Ill., and insurance executive for Bank Insurance dealing in Credit Life Insurance for banks. He helped establish Neis Insurance Company in Crystal Lake.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Mary (Richard) Phannenstill; his son, Thomas (Marilyn) Neis; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Neis, Melissa (Chris) Wittenborn and R.J. Phannenstill; four nieces, Annie Smith, Barb Wuchiski, Cindy Barich and Debbie Herber; and longtime companion, Pat Hawkins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Barich Newses.
There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Crystal Lake Memorial Park in Crystal Lake.
Memorials may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Services, 875 Randolph, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203.
For funeral information, call 815-455-2233 or visit skajafuneralhomes.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013