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Ronald Andre Neel, 75, of Bellville, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 in Bellville.

He was born to Walter H. Neel and Sara Loulene (Wright) Neel at Wichita Falls on May 11, 1935.

After high school, Ron attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Ron was employed in sales for several companies during his career and became self employed later in life.

He enjoyed many years as a member of the Optimist Club where he served in many capacities and worked with youth. He was a member of tbe  Bellville United Methodist Church where he took joy in serving his Lord and Master.

Visitation was from 5-7  p.m.  Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel, Bellville.

Funeral services, were held 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 from the Bellville United Methodist Church, 234 S. Masonic, Bellville, with Rev. Amy Haralson, officiating. Mr. Neelís grandchildren served as pallbearers.

Survivors include wife, Alice Dannhaus Heisch Neel; son, David Lee Neel and wife Norma of Hempstead; step-children, Linda Eilers and husband Ron of Brenham, Dale Heisch and wife Wendy of Euless, Aaron Folsum and wife Deborah of Austin. Granchildren include Cannon Neel and wife Kasie, Jason Neel and wife Brittany and Shelby Neel all of Hempstead. Step-grandchildren include Shelley Dippel and husband Dustin of La Grange, Stacey Eilers of College Station, Derrick Heisch and Cynthia Heisch of Plano,  and Sean Folsum of Buda. 

Other survivors include his brother, Gene Neel of Calgary, Canada; sisters-in-laws, Marsha Neel of Marbel Falls, Sandy Remley of Rockport Laura Fieseler and Doris Eckermann of Brenham;  and brothers-in-law, Ben Dannhaus and wife Alice, Edward Dannhaus and wife Sylvia, Waldo and Elroy Dannhaus all of Brenham. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley Neel and brother Michael Neel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bellville United Methodist Church, 234 S. Masonic, Bellville, Texas 77418 or to Bellville General Hospital, PO Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418  

Posted by Joy Neely


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