Memorial Services for John W. Neth, age 83, of Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24th, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Claire Gager will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military Honors conducted by the Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1644. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the chapel. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.
John William was born October 5, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Reverend Walter and Hazel Belle Neth. He was the sixth child born into the family. The Neths moved to Clarks, Nebraska where John went to elementary and high school. In 1944, John’s mother passed away. John graduated from Clarks High School in 1954. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army. He served four years and was stationed in Germany.
When he returned from service, he moved back to Clarks to be close to his father. John worked odd jobs in and around Clarks for a while. He also worked at the Swift Meat Packing Plant in Grand Island. In 1975, John and his father moved to O’Neill, Nebraska. Walter Neth was completely blind by his time. He stayed with his daughter Lucille, who was a registered nurse, and she took care of him. John was on disability from the Army, brought a trailer house and stayed close. He met his future wife, Beverly Redlinger, working at the Alco in O’Neill. John and Bev married on May 18, 1985 at the Assembly of God Church in O’Neill. They lived in O’Neill and enjoyed working with Lucy and Walter. After Walter and Lucy passed away, John and Bev’s health requirements changed and they moved to Norfolk.
John had many enjoyable pass times including gardening, casinos, cards, hunting, fishing, rock collecting, and working on lawn mowers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bev (2019), siblings Margie McReynolds, Lellus Boden, Lucille Washacheck, Charles Neth, and nephews John Hinrichs, Blair Neth and Wally Boden.
John is survived by his sister Elsie Hinrichs of Lincoln, sister-in-law Beverly Neth of Waverly, nephews Chuck Boden, Gregg Boden, Kevin and Cory Neth, Wade and Christine Neth, Jim and Linda Hinrichs and Joel Hinrichs, Dale and Ray McReynolds, Patti and Richard McReynolds and Tom McReynolds, and niece-in-law Sue Boden.