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Terry "Chief" Neff

December 21, 1953 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

Terry "Chief" Neff, 67, of Burlington, died at 8:34 PM Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Born December 21, 1953, in LaHarpe, IL, he was the son of Eldon H. and Frances A. Bundy Neff. On July 9, 2005, he married Sheila Simmons in Burlington. 

Terry grew up in Raritan, IL and graduated from Southern High School, Stronghurst, IL in 1972. Terry was employed by JI Case immediately following graduation and retired from the company after 38 years. He held a number of positions while employed there. He was an active member of UAW. Terry was passionate about and district coordinator for ABATE over the course of many years having served. He also enjoyed his fellowship with his motorcycle family, riding his Harley, golf, photography, being on a pool league, and spending time with his grandkids.
 
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Neff of Burlington; children, Ivan (Noemi Gonzalez) Simmons of Cedar Rapids, Josh  Simmons, Micheal Simmons both of Burlington, Jerrid Simmons of Cedar Rapids, Heather Guinard and Phillip (Taylor Messer) Simmons both of Burlington; 12 grandchildren, Helena Guinard, Bela Guinard, Ivan  Guinard, Noah  Simmons, Trinity Simmons, Kayleena Caldwell, Ronald Caldwell, Jaxson Readshaw, Ashton Neff, Nova Evans, Tyson Simmons, Zoey Smith; his father, Eldon Neff of Burlington; one brother, Gary Neff of Burlington; and 3 sisters, Jan (Ron) Kimble of Charlotte, NC, Tina (Dan) Baker of Roscoe, IL and Barbara (Mike) Boyle of Montezuma, IA.

He was preceded in death by his mother Frances Neff and his niece Jamie Kimble.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, where the family will receive friends Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Chief will be 6:00 PM Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Father Carl Mann officiating.  Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice.

We wish to express our gratitude to the ICU staff at Blessing Hospital for the care and compassion given to Terry. We would also like to thank Prugh Funeral Service for assisting our family with making arrangements.

To send flowers to Terry's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 20, 2021

6:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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