Michael C. NeillDecember 1, 1954 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 62)
Michael C. “Mike” Neill, 62, of Tremont, IL, formerly of Augusta, IL died at 4:09 pm Thursday July 27, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.
He was born on December 1, 1954 in Galesburg, IL to Clair and Roberta Phillips Neill. He married Shirley Nieders on February 22, 1991 in Bloomington, IL. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2010.
Mike will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, jokester, and grill master. He lived life to the fullest; he especially loved traveling and Christmas traditions with his family.
Mike retired as operations manager for Ag-Land FS in Green Valley, IL and was presently employed at Jenner Ag in Decatur, IL. He was a graduate of Washington, IL High School and Western Illinois University in Macomb.
He is survived by 2 sons, Gregory (Amanda) Neill of Lewisville, TX, David (Jaime) Neill of Kappa, IL, 4 grandchildren, Brady, Natalie, Kayden and Kolton Neill, 2 sisters, Joyce Thompson and Laura (Larry) Roberts both of Augusta, IL, a brother, Paul (Jackie) Neill of Good Hope, IL, 2 step-children, Kimberley Baker (Josh) Lightfoot and Scott (Melissa) Baker, his mother-in-law, Lucille (Fritzie) Nieders of Liberty, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Donald Thompson.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta, Il by Rev. Tom Mehaffy. Visitation will be held from5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.