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Cornelius "Neal" Henry Geerts

October 3, 1932 September 16, 2022
Cornelius "Neal" Henry Geerts
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CORNELIUS “NEAL” HENRY GEERTS, 89, of Morrison, IL, died Friday, September 16, 2022, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.

His funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison with Rev. J.T. Bean, pastor at Ebenezer Reformed Church officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established.

Neal was born October 3, 1932, in Thomson, IL, to Henry C. and Jennie (Zeeryp) Geerts. He was educated in the rural Carroll County grade schools and was a graduate of Milledgeville High School. He served in the United States Army. Neal married Barbara J. Schipper on July 24, 1953, in Morrison, IL. He farmed alongside his wife, Barb, in the Morrison, Chadwick and Milledgeville area. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church where he served as deacon. He was a 4-H leader for the Malvern Plow Jockies. Neal enjoyed restoring old cars, especially his ’57 Bel Air 2-door hardtop and playing cards and marbles with friends. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife, Barb.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Darla (Ronald) Vandermyde of Morrison, IL; two sons, Randy (Elaine) Geerts of German Valley, IL and Timothy (Dana) Geerts of Rockford, IL; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great great-grandaughters; one sister, Jeannie (Vernon) Schaver of Garden Plain, IL; two brothers, Cecil (Pearl) Geerts of Garden Plain, IL and Robert Geerts of Milledgeville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons in infancy, Steven and Larry Geerts; one great-grandson, Joseph Geerts; one sister, Evelyn Nailor; one brother, Jacob Geerts.

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5:00 PM 9/26/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/26/2022 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States





10:30 AM 9/27/2022 10:30:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church

309 E. Park Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Ebenezer Reformed Church
309 E. Park Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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