WILLIAM L. 'BILL' NEAL, 73 ROCKFORD - William L. "Bill" Neal, 73, of Rockford, died at 8:31 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1939, in Winnebago County; the son of Charles and Rosetta (Bell) Neal. Served in the U.S. Army. He married Susan D. Larson in Oregon. Bill retired from plumbing after 32 years with Local 23 Plumbers and Pipefitters, and remained an active retired member. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the 3L Club. Bill was an involved volunteer with many organizations. At Trinity Lutheran Daycare he was known as "Mr. Bill" to all the children. He also volunteered wearing many different hats at Cornucopia Food Pantry and Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Scott (Kyla Chapman-Neal) Neal and Becky (Kevin) Rehfeldt; grandchildren, Jordan, Cortney, Amber, Logan, Elora, and Makenzie; sister, Jeanette Burk; aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews;and many special friends. Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Charles Jr., Henry, and Eugene; sisters, Marion and Josephine; and grandson, Noah. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St., with the Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, March 16, prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh .com.
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