ROCHELLE – William J. “Doc” Neuliep, 95, of Rochelle, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. He worked for 63 years as a local veterinarian.
Bill was born Sept. 29, 1922, to William C. and Alvina (Dettmerig) Neuliep in Chicago Heights. He served with the Marines Corps during World War II. Bill married his first wife, Vernelle Schrohe, in Chicago Heights. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1972. He married Margaret Himes on Aug. 14, 1977, in Rochelle.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; four children, Janice (Steve) Fry of Concord, North Carolina, James Neuliep of De Pere, Wisconsin; Franklin Himes of Oregon, and Libby (Richard) Meyer of Byron; daughter-in-law, Liz Himes of Rockford; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a son, David Himes; two brothers, Albert and Emill; two sisters, Mabel Zagone and Alvina Neuliep; and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle, with pastors Doug Forsberg and James Tilley officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle.
Memorials may be made in Bill’s memory to First Presbyterian Church.
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