Robert Neer

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
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Robert E. Neer, 73, of Aledo, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Aledo Cemetery. There is no visitation. A luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Aledo Fire Station. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is serving the family, and online condolences can be made at
Robert was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Rock Island, to LeRoy and Ada Frank Neer. He was raised by Ada and his stepfather, Charles Lenz. He graduated from AlWood High School. He married Helen Burns on March 22, 1959 in Alpha.
He retired from Frontier Communications in 2003. Bob and Helen owned and operated The Onion Shoppe and Shirts and Gifts by Neer for many years. Bob was a member of the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years.
He enjoyed camping, traveling, woodworking and especially loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Kim Monson (Dale Garner), Keithsburg, and Tracy (Tracy) Lemon, Ooltewah, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Melinda (Greg) Hodorff, St. Cloud, Wis., Danny Lemon, Panama City, Fla., Derek Lemon, Kansas City, Kan., Mary (Jason) Franks, Yates City, Ill., and Samantha Monson (Travis Lilly), Aledo; five great-grandchildren and one lovingly expected; one brother, Don Neer, Moline; one sister, Lois (Bob) Finley, Geneseo; two stepbrothers, Charles (Helen) Lenz, Yuma, Ariz., and Richard (Mary) Lenz, Mobile, Ala.; and one stepsister, Ellen Lenz, Homer, Ill. His parents; one sister, Ruby Shannon; and a brother, Jerry Neer, preceded him in death.


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