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John H. McNeal

February 4, 1911 May 29, 2007
John H. McNeal
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Obituary for John H. McNeal

John H. McNeal, 96, of Garrison, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a sudden illness.     Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Russell Funeral Home in Vinton with Pastor Kären Larson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Friday, June 1, also at Russell Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Garrison Cemetery.     John was born February 4, 1911, in Benton County, Iowa, the son of Ray and Anna Schueler McNeal. He married Dorothy Carrie Nessler on January 9, 1934, in Dysart, Iowa. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2001.    A lifelong resident of Benton County, John was self-employed as a farmer in the Vinton and Mt. Auburn areas. He retired in 1975.    John is survived by three daughters: Patty Fox of North Fort Myers, FL; Sandra (Lester) Carlson of Ozark, MO; and Connie (Gary) Millard of Vinton, IA; one daughter-in-law, Carol McNeal of Garrison, IA; one brother, Raymond McNeal of Mt. Auburn, IA; one sister, Irene Herbold of Newton, IA; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Jim McNeal; one sister, Frances Scott; one son-in-law, Jim Fox; and 2 grandchildren.    A memorial fund has been established.


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