H. Neil Summers

Posted Online: June 12, 2014, 8:20 pm
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H. Neil Summers, 81, of Rock Island, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Entombment is at Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island, where military honors will be presented by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a Christian wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Memorials may made to the Alzheimer's Research Association or Genesis Hospice.
Neil was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Rock Island, the son of Harold J. and Doris Chambers Summers. He married Luella M. Vyncke on May 5, 1956, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, East Moline.
He was a painting contractor and owned W.F. Scott Decorating, Rock Island, until 2004. He was a member and past president of the P.D.C.A. and held various other offices during his years in the trades.
Neil was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving as a sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Neil loved fishing and watching his grandchildren's sports. He also coached girls' basketball at Jordan Catholic School for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Luella; children, Terri (Roger) Jared, James Summers (Brendan Young), Jill (Rick) DeBlieck, Dawn Camlin and Ann (Justin) Martel; grandchildren, Angie (Karl) Zaglauer, Tony (Amanda) Jared, David Jared, Marcel DeBlieck (Amber Binns), Troy DeBlieck, Katie DeBlieck (Shawn Lemaster), Kody DeBlieck, Nick, Courtney, Haley and Carlee Camlin, Lyndsay and Jenavieve Martel; great-grandchildren, Kali Zaglauer, Chase and Nolan Jared, Landyn DeBlieck and Hunter Lemaster; and brother, Jan Summers. He was preceded in death by his parents; and twin sister, Elaine Holub.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hope Creek for all of their great care, love and compassion shown to Neil and our family.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
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