Mr. Neff worked for Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, Belleville, IL, Baxmeyer Excavating Co., Waterloo, IL, and later operated his own excavating company for 30 years. Virgil also farmed in the Paderborn area. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Paderborn, IL.
Virgil was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann, nee Weber, Neff, whom he married on November 11, 1966, and who died on December 4, 2008; a son, Brian Neff; his parents, Christian and Mary Jane, nee Musbacher, Neff; three sisters, Rose Marie (Daniel) Mueth, Luella May Neff, and Margaret, in infancy; and one brother, Robert Neff.
Surviving are a son, Kein Neff of Newburgh, IN;
three grandchildren, Allan (Tia, nee Broadway) Neff
and Roger Neff, of Hecker, IL,
and Cassidy Neff of New Athens, IL;
two great-grandchildren, Aubriee and Bryson Broadway;
one brother, Joseph (Doris) Neff of Smithton, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Paderborn, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Paderborn, IL, with Msgr. Carl Scherrer and Fr. Stanley Konieczny concelebrating.
Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Paderborn, IL.
Kein and family, we are saddened at your loss and send our sympathy. Please know that we are praying for peace and comfort.
Roger Langston , Allison , Tx, 79003