Robert L. “Bob” Neff, 91, of New Paris, IN passed away at 12:11 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his son’s home in New Paris, IN. He was born on July 21, 1930 in Goshen, IN to Murrill & Bernice (Clark) Neff.
He was a lifetime Syracuse / New Paris area resident, attended New Paris High School, and was a United States Army veteran. He was married on April 23, 1982 in New Paris, IN to Leslie K. “Kay” (Eisenhour) Graff who preceded him on September 11, 2016. He retired after 45+ years as a brick mason and was the former owner / operator of Neff’s Mason Contracting in New Paris.
He formerly attended the Church of the Brethren in New Paris and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed pheasant hunting in South Dakota, mushroom hunting, elk hunting in Montana, fishing and snowmobiling.
He is survived by:
Daughter- Monica (Mike) Santa of Mishawaka
Son- Tony (Linda) Neff of New Paris
2 Step Daughters – Lori Blosser of St. Joe, IN & Lynn (Dave) Brown of Lexington, SC
3 Grand, 3 Step Grand, 6 Gt. Grand, and 3 Step Gt. Grandchildren
2 Sisters in law – Jayne Neff & Dorothy Neff both of Goshen
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 sisters - Anna Mary Wilhelm, Waneta Kuczynski, and Phyllis Hollar, and 2 bothers – Harold “Bud” & Elmer Neff.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the New Paris Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Goshen Home Care & Hospice, 1147 Professional Dr., Goshen, IN 46526.