Jan. 15, 1949-Jan. 8, 2020
COTTONWOOD — Mass of Christian Burial for George Neville, 70, of Cottonwood will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Cottonwood.
He died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his residence in Cottonwood.
George Joseph Neville was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Olivia, to George Sr. and Caroline (Steil) Neville. He grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School. On Oct. 1, 1966, he was united in marriage to Lona Franzen in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple lived in Olivia for a time where George did carpentry and farm work. In 1974, they moved to Cottonwood. George worked for Viking Coca Cola in Marshall for about eight years, then drove a Feed Delivery Truck for the Farmer’s Co-op Elevator in Cottonwood and later, Equity Elevator in Wood Lake.
George enjoyed camping, watching old Westerns and gardening. He was most passionate about time spent with his family. He enjoyed helping Lona with her daycare, cooking for family and driving his grandchildren to their many activities. He will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Lona, of Cottonwood; daughter, Jody (and Wes) Naab of Wood Lake, son, Greg Neville (and Mike) of St. Cloud, daughter April (and Jamie) Anderson of Cottonwood; grandchildren, Andrew (and Tracy) Neville, Derek “Duey” (and Danielle) Naab, Kailey (and Jacob) Louwagie, Austin Naab, Abby Neville, Olivia Neville, Elijah Neville, Isabelle Neville, Makenna Anderson, Aiden Anderson; great-grandchildren, Domonic Neville, Ali Neville and Layla Naab; mother-in-law Gloria Franzen, siblings Lois (and Roy) Birdwell, Mary (and Mike) Tucker, Nancy (and Denny) Mathison, Gerry (and Julie) Neville, Tony (and Darla) Neville and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Caroline; father-in-law, Herbert Franzen; nephew, Mathew Birdwell, and sister-in-law, Beck Franzen.
Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors