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W.L. (Red) Neu

June 4, 1925 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 96)


W.L. (Red) Neu, age 96, of Carbondale, KS, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was born on June 4, 1925 in Block, KS the son of Albert and Sophie (Groneman) Neu.

Red served his country in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific attaining the rank of Electronics Technicians Mate 3rd class.

Following his military service Red worked as a carpenter, an electrician, plumber, and in heating and cooling.  He also worked as a road maintainer for the Dragoon Township for 20 years.  He was also a cattleman and loved his cows dearly.

He married Mary Lou Sturm, to that union they were blessed with four children; Teresa Oliver, Brenda Jellison (Chris), Reynold Neu, and Calvin Neu.  He later married Joanne Dickson on May 6, 1991.  To this union was born a daughter, Samantha (Tobin) Hoffman.  Also surviving Red is a sister-in-law Donna Neu.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou; siblings Wesley, Delton, Virgil, Dema; a son, Calvin; and a grandson Ethan Neu.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Prairie Center Cemetery, Burlingame, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Neu memorial Fund and sent c/o the Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413.  Condolences may be sent to the family through

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Graveside Service
March 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Prairie Center Cemetery, Burlingame, KS

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