William "Bill" Neuzil
William "Bill" Neuzil, 66, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bill's name.
Bill was born July 4, 1952, in Iowa City, the son of Gerald Francis and Teresa (Donohue) Neuzil. He was a 1970 graduate of Regina High School and an active member of 4-H. Bill attended the University of Iowa, where he played football for the Hawkeyes. On Aug. 23, 1986, Bill married Julie M. Burns at St. Wenceslaus Church.
Bill was a longtime Johnson County farmer with a strong work ethic, a contagious smile and a big heart. As his daughters were growing up, Bill was involved in coaching their sports teams and always was their biggest fan on the sidelines. Most important to Bill were his family and friends, and he always was available to lend a helping hand.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Knights of Columbus Council 842, the Eagles and the Moose.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Julie, and their daughters, Katherine Jean "Katie" Neuzil of Ely and Laura Marie Neuzil of Iowa City; his furry sidekick, Murphy; his sister, Mary Jean Neuzil Cochran (Danny) of Ankeny; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Stuart Burns (Carol), Janet Johnson, Stan Burns (Shellie), Steve Burns, Brian Burns (Nancy Blake) and Marlene "Charlie" Peters (Bob); his nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved; and his extended family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.