Emil Richard Neubauer, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Emil was born on January 1, 1936 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Emil Joseph Neubauer and Valeria (Zientara) Neubauer.
Emil proudly served his country in the United States Army. On May 4, 1957, Emil married Maryanne Ziolkowski, the love of his life at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Maryanne passed away on August 17, 2001. Emil was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. Emil retired from the maintenance department at Spectralite in Madison, IL, after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed golfing and going to antique car shows. Emil also enjoyed watching football; he was an avid Washington Redskins fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Emil will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Emil is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Suzette and Frank Holmes of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Frank Holmes of Granite City, IL and Marlena Holmes (Trent Hathaway) of Collinsville, IL; proud great-grandfather to Francesca Holmes of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019, with a Chalice Service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice or to the Knights of Columbus, for the Special Olympics. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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