Neil Kleiber


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Neil P. Kleiber, 85, of Moline, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Silver Cross Health & Rehab Pavilion at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Neil was born on April 19, 1928, in Big Bay, Mich., the son of Chester and Marie Aird Kleiber. He married Joyce Ann Hempel, in Rock Island on Feb. 18, 1950. She preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1955. He later married Helen Beyer on July 14, 1956, in Moline.
Neil worked on the Rock Island Arsenal in the U.S. Army Armament Command for 34 years, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Moline Elks Club.
Neil loved hearing stories and talking with his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard work and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He served as a Scout Master in his earlier years and was active in the Dad's Club at Wells School, East Moline. Neil also was a past secretary of the R.I. Businessmen's Bowling League.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Kleiber, Rock Island, and Paul and Kathie Kleiber, Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Kristina (Micah) Schmitt, Milwaukee, Wis., Jenna (James) Crellin, Aurora, and Erin (Jeremy) Mahr, Rock Island; and great-grandchildren, Owen and Lauren Schmitt and Jackson Crellin. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and a sister.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at deroofuneralhome.com.












 



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