NORMAL — Paul Lee Neef, 90, of Normal, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening (May 11, 2019) at his home.
Paul was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Champaign County, the son of Carl F. and Gladys T. Neef.
Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Patricia A. Neef, Normal; a daughter, Paula D. Neef, Normal; and two grandsons, Bryan T. Neef, Normal, and Brent T. (Janel) Neef, Mesa, Ariz. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Carter and Keira Neef, Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by their son, Penn Timothy Neef.
Paul graduated from Urbana High School and attended classes at the University of Illinois.
For several years he was a farmer, then later worked at Brokaw/BroMenn hospital as director of housekeeping for 21 years.
Paul loved gardening, fishing, golfing, feeding birds and outsmarting the squirrels. He also enjoyed model trains, Sudoku and reading in winter.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He will always be deeply missed and always deeply loved.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Pastor Jarrod Herald will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the memorial home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors.
Condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.