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John T. Neis

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013

John T. Neis
MARENGO John T. Neis, 86, of Marengo, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

There was a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Crystal Lake Memorial Park in Crystal Lake. Arrangements by Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.

Mr. Neis was born in Amboy to Adelbert and Bertilla (Dyer) Neis on Oct. 4, 1926.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Mary (Richard) Phannenstill; his son, Thomas (Marilyn) Neis; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Neis, Melissa (Chris) Wittenborn, and R.J. Phannenstill; and four nieces, Annie Smith, Barb Wuchiski, Cindy Barich, and Debbie Herber; and long time companion Pat Hawkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Molly; and his sister, Betty Barich Newses.

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.

For funeral information, call 815-455-2233 or visit skajafuneralhomes.com.

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