Loren 'Butch' Neuleib


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 4:01 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Loren E. "Butch" Neuleib, Jr., 63, of Rock Island, our loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, left us on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He lost his 16 month battle with brain cancer. Services for Butch will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the family.
Butch was born on Nov. 30, 1949, in Geneseo, the oldest of seven children born to Loren E. Neuleib and Mary Henry Neuleib. He married Wanda Jacobs in 1973 in Geneseo. Later Butch married Judy Williams Johnson on May 27, 1988, in Davenport. He played softball for the Arsenal men's league and co-ed team, where he was the coach. He made many lasting friends that he still has today. He fished and hunted all his life and played golf in his later years on several leagues. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Fighting Illini fan. Butch enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing and spending as much time with them as he could. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Casey's Tavern, where he played on several dart teams.
Butch was a U.S. Army veteran and spent three years in Germany from 1967 to 1970. He worked for the railroad and construction after serving in the Army. He retired in 2005 from the Rock Island Arsenal after 38 years of service. Butch was a member of the East End Club.
Survivors include his loving wife, Judy; children, Chad Neuleib, Brock Neuleib, Shayne Neuleib and Lynsay (Don) Bainter; grandchildren, Taylor Neuleib, Cheyenne Bainter and Brody Bainter; siblings, Lenore VanDeVoord, Linda (Mike) Hull, Luanne O'Donnell, Larry (Julie) Neuleib, Lyle (Pat) Neuleib and Lola (Sean) Helke; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)