Kenneth Neukam Jr.
Kenneth R. Neukam Jr., 65, of Belleville, IL, born October 28, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mr. Neukam was an insurance agent and a real estate agent in the Belleville area. He also worked at Challenge Unlimited in Granite City, IL. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy Vietnam era veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth R. Neukam Sr.
Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Diane C., nee Bode, Neukam, whom he married on October 20, 1995;
two daughters, Laurie Neukam of O’Fallon, MO,
and Kelly (Jon) Bingheim of Belleville, IL;
Diane’s children, Sara (Steve) Shirk of Columbus, OH,
Jack Dinges of Belleville, IL,
and Annmarie Dinges of Swansea, IL;
eight grandchildren, Connor, Abigail, Brooke, Taylor,
Benjamin, Cameron, Parker, and Pearse;
his mother, Margaret, nee Goodwin, Neukam of Collinsville, IL;
two sisters, Sandra Green of Oregon and Dawn (Bob) Thiel of Collinsville, IL;
a niece; and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia United Church of Christ or to Autism Speaks, 1121 Olivette Executive Parkway, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63132. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. David Krueger officiating. Interment will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Ken at Challenge, and will never forget his kindness and compassion for others. The world was a much better place with him in it, and he will not be forgotten.
Elizabeth L. Kuhlemeyer, Hamel, IL, 62046
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. Although I had not seen Ken for quite a while, we would talk on the phone occasionally. He was always a very nice and special person. You have my sympathy in your time of loss.
Larry D. Smith, Springfield, Missouri, 65807
To the family of Ken Neukam I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. I had several classes with Ken when we were in High School. The four things I remember most about Ken was, he was good looking, smart, was an immaculate dresser, and had one of the most beautiful handwritings I have ever seen. Ken was a good friend.
Stephen Krause, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234
My heartfelt sympathies to the family as you cope with the loss of a loved one. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain. (Please read John 5:28,29)
(John 5:28-29) Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29. and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.
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