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Willard E. McNeal
“Will”

July 31, 1934 – July 9, 2017

Willard E. McNeal, age 82, longtime resident of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Will was born in Wilmington on July 31, 1934, and was the son of the late Walter J. and Florrie (Danks) McNeal. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. A career Chrysler employee, Will worked on the assembly line until his retirement after 31 years of dedicated service.

An avid outdoorsman, he spent many hours duck hunting. Will enjoyed coin collecting in his leisure time and was a longtime member of the Delaware Saengerbund. Above all else, he was happiest in the company of his beloved wife, family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Will was preceded in death by his wife, Annemarie W. McNeal; sisters, Phyllis Dreisbach and Marguerite Pieta; and brother, Walter McNeal. He is survived by his brothers, Jerry McNeal and Thomas McNeal (Gerri); sister, Eleanor Campbell (Gene); and many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE, will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Will’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Florrie McNeal Lundy, July 10, 2017

    May you rest with your loving wife Anna Marie
    The two of you will be miss dearly
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. LaToya Johnson, July 11, 2017

    I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Willard McNeal. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness or death. But have assure in the wonderful promise that God holds out to us. He promise each of us that very soon he is going to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mr. Willard. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.

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  3. Shiela, July 12, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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