Loren 'Butch' Neuleib


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Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 4:01 pm
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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.












 



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