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John Thomas "Jack" Neel

Died: Thu., Apr. 20, 2017


Funeral Service

12:30 PM Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Whitesitt Funeral Home


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Stevensville - John “Jack” Thomas Neel, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Stevensville with his loving family by his side on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. Jack was born July 4th, 1935 in Kamas, Utah, the son of the late John C. Neel and Mary (Turnbow) Neel. Jack was raised in Kamas, Utah and joined the United States Marine Corp at the age of 18. He served in the Korean War and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. After leaving the Marines he worked as an aircraft mechanic for Convair Air in San Diego. He moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1957 where he met and married his beloved wife Dorothy (Connie) Huetter. They were married on Sept 5, 1958. Jack worked as a logger in his early years and retired as a local union carpenter. Jack was an avid fisherman who loved to be in the mountains hunting, snowmobiling, four wheeling, camping, and exploring. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Connie) Neel, his three children, Lee Neel and his wife, Lucinda of Kodiak, AK, Larry Neel and his wife Carol of Stevensville, MT and Sandra Roberts and her husband Dennis of Renton, WA, his brother Ron Neel of Mesa, AZ, his sister Rose Vernon of Stevensville, MT, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his three brothers Robert, Glen, and Keith as well as his two sisters, June Walker and Virginia Peterson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 12:30pm at Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville, Montana. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery on Three Mile Road with a reception afterwards at Lone Rock School. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Andrea Hunstiger
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Andrea, Shana, Scott, Drew and Dawn.


Brenda Kneeland
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Aaron .

Sandra & family - Our condolences on Jack's passing. Thinking of you all. Love, Brenda & Aaron Kneeland & family and Craig and Cori Daniels and family


Amy Balok
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Balok .

Dear Lee, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Mike Balok and Mike Zweng & Families


Tom, Joetta Marin
   Posted Sun April 30, 2017
Connie, Lee, Larry, Sandra and families:
Joetta and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack, are heart and prayers go out to you all. I gotta say he was one of a kind, his home, friendship was always open to anyone who came along, he would always have time to stop and chat for awhile. Some of my best memories was back in the mid seventies during the big cb craze. Ill always remember, Breaker one-nine this is the Wood butcher (Jacks cb handle). Those days will never be forgotten along with Sliver picker, Connie and the three wood chips, Lee, Larry and Sandra. On one of my visits to Jacks house (years ago) I met my wife to be, now going on 38 years. Jack, you were one of the corner stones of the Three-mile community. Rest in peace.

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