Ken Neal

KEN NEAL, 60 CHERRY VALLEY - Ken Neal, 60, of Cherry Valley passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. He was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Bolivar, Mo., the son of Noble and Lola Neal. He married Mary in 1978; she passed away Sept. 15, 2008. Ken was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he earned his bachelor's degree in engineering. He was collector of many things and an extremely proud grandpa. Survived by children, Jason (Carlee) of Alton, Brian of Cherry Valley and Heather (fiancé, Chris) Neal of Rockford; grandchildren, Noah, Rhylin, Ava, Amaya, Liam and Cameron; special friend, Sue Gallagher; brother, Neville Neal of Tennessee; two nephews; and one niece. Predeceased also by his parents. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, Rockford, with visitation from noon to time of service. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family. To express online condolences, please visit:

Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012