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Chuck W. Neidy - 71

2/14/1945 - 2/6/2017


Chuck W. Neidy age 71 of Colchester, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home in Colchester, with his family at his side.  He was born February 14, 1945 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Earl C. and Gladys D. Hodges Neidy.  Chuck was united in marriage September 9, 1995, in Macomb to Evelyn M. Lehr. 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Evelyn of Colchester, 2 Sons: Jon Charles Neidy, Erik Michael Neidy, 1 Step Son: Kenneth Mitchell, 2 Step Daughters: Kathleen Mitchell, Brenda Donaldson, 2 Grandchildren: Jane Elizabeth Neidy, Luke Michael Neidy, 4 Step Grandchildren: Jacob Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Christopher Mitchell, Taylor Donaldson and 2 Step Great Grandchildren: Allie Mitchell and Gavin Mitchell.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Sister: Marjorie Ann Detroy and his beloved Sheltie, Colby.
Chuck had been employed at Western Illinois University, Building Services.  Chuck served his country, he loved so much, in the United States Army.  He had been stationed in Germany.  He was very active with memberships in the Colchester Lions, Colchester Senior Citizens, Colchester Garden Club, delivering meals on wheels and visiting with all the people, that he got to meet.  He loved spending time doing family genealogy, collecting coins, woodworking, and marbles, taking pictures, working in his garden, watching current events on Fox News, Fishing, taking road trips around the local area and mentoring David from his Church.  Chucks greatest love was the time he spent with Evelyn, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his shelties. 
Celebration of Life Service will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jack Wingate.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. Friday before the service at the funeral home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Thursday.  Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Good Hope Cemetery with Military rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Memorials are to The Alan G. Birtch MD, Center for transplant services, Located in Springfield, Illinois or Colchester Rescue Squad. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 17, 2017 at the funeral home

Celebration of Life:

7:00 P.M. Friday, February 17, at the funeral Home, Graveside Service 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, at Good Hope, Cemetery


  • Ginger Rexroat

    on 02/08/17

    I feel like the Colchester community has lost a Great Citizen. Chuck was a good role model and a very good hearted person. Always had time to greet you and had a smile on his face. Fell Lucky to have know such a nice man.
  • Roberta Adams Tyson

    on 02/08/17

    I agree that Chuck was a very good hearted person and I am so glad to have known him while he worked at WIU. I started work at WIU April 1978 so it was awhile ago that I first met Chuck. He always had a smile. Sorry that his life has ended on this earth.
  • James and Jonelle Schauble

    on 02/08/17

    Kathleen and Kenny, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time.
  • David Worthington

    on 02/08/17

    A very good friend for a long time. He will be really missed by a lot of people. My condolences to all of his family. Will see you later Chuck
  • Liz Swango

    on 02/10/17

    Deepest sympathy to the family. I have known Chuck for years and always enjoyed visiting with him and getting caught up on what had been happening in our lives. Liz S
  • richard.e.burnham

    on 02/11/17

    sorry 4 ur loss
  • Bob (Speedy) Chaplin

    on 02/15/17

    I am sorry to hear that Chuck passed away. I worked with Chuck back in the 70's on Earl's farm. I caught up with him years later at WIU. Nice man. He will be missed.
  • John Simmons

    on 02/15/17

    What a great man who loved his Country in that he served in the military; love his Community- family and commitment to his wife, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; worked at WIU; and loved the Church as a committed Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. Heaven awaits you, my friend.
  • The Wilson's

    on 02/15/17

    We love Chuck. We enjoyed our visit when we came home in the summers. We will miss them and will miss Chuck. A beautiful person. Evelyn we love you, too. Prayers for you and the family.
  • Julie Blasi

    on 02/23/17

    Jon and Erik, I didn't think about it at the time, but I should have exchanged contact info with you. My mailing address is PO Box 93, Bettendorf, IA 52722. My email address is julie_blasi@hotmail.com. My phone number is 563-940-9079. I also wish that we would have stayed for the luncheon. I only caught bits and pieces of what you two are up to these days. Mel said that Jon's at Bradley University. That's in Peoria, Illinois, right? And I heard that Erik is in Indiana. Ron, Charles, and I stopped by to visit with your Dad a few years ago. He showed us pictures of his grandchildren. Evelyn was very gracious to us. I went back to school to become a medical assistant. I work at Bovenmyer Dermatology. I've been there since July 15, 2005. Please catch me up with your lives. Thank you. It was nice to see both of you. I wish that it could have been a happy occasion. Yours truly, Julie

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