John G. Ney
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Services for John G. Ney, age 83, of Arnolds Park who passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. His funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford with Father Tim Johnson ~ officiating.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present will be after 10 A.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 until service time at the church.
Social distancing protocols will be taken as well as masks will be required during the visitation and service.
John's service will be live-streamed through St. Jospeh website as well as their Facebook page.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN G. NEY
January 25, 1937 ~ Primghar, Iowa
October 14, 2020 ~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota
11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 24, 2020
St. Joseph Catholic Church; Milford, Iowa
Father Tim Johnson Officiating
“I Gather Us In” “Shepherd Me O God”
“We Walk By Faith” “How Beautiful”
“City of God”
Organist & Cantor: Cain Junkman
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Sarah Jeppson Abigail Ney
Laura Ney Kayla Ney
Zachary Ney Leif Jeppson
Blake Rutt Erik Rutt
A.J. Rier Alex Rier
FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Anthony’s Calvary Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa
Flag presentation by Chateau-Thierry Post of the American Legion of Primghar
The family requests memorials to
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford or to the
Humane Society of Northwest Iowa in Milford.
Arrangements by Eldridge Family Funeral Homes; Primghar, Iowa
John Glen Ney the son of Anthony and Evelyn (Mousel) Ney was born January 25, 1937 in Primghar, Iowa. He attended school in Primghar and graduated from Primghar High School. He enlisted in the service and served his country for two years. He returned to Primghar and began his farming career. He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Sampson on February 12, 1958. John worked hard farming, milking cows, raising hogs and driving truck to provide for his family. He helped on the corn sheller crew and later had his own portable grain dryer and did custom drying for neighbors. When his family grew to four children; he taught them all to work hard walking beans in the morning, afternoon and sometimes in the evening “for a couple of rounds”. He retired from farming and John and Shirley moved to Arnolds Park to make their home. He passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls reaching the age of 83 years, 8 months and 19 days.
He was a former member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar and currently attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milford. John enjoyed the farm, taking his family and their friends boating, waterskiing and fishing. In the winter he loved to ice fish and enjoyed many family snowmobiling trips to Yellowstone and the Black Hills. He loved his family and would do anything for them as he cherished his children, grandchildren and his great- grandchildren. He was the king of the grill for all family gatherings and especially loved doing a fish fry. His heart and home were open to everyone and his face would light up with a big “Hello” to all who entered. He was well known and loved as Johnny, Johnny Cakes, Winterhawk, Papa, Dad, Cakesters, Cookie Monster, Grandpa, Gramps and Grumpa.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley of Arnolds Park, Iowa; his children Kelly (Beth) Ney of Primghar, Iowa; Kirk (Robin) Ney of Omaha, Nebraska; Roxann (Paul) Rutt of Burnsville, Minnesota; and Renee (Kevin) Rier of Mason City, Iowa; his beloved grandchildren, Sarah (Leif) Jeppson, Zachary and Abigail Ney; Laura and Kayla Ney; Erik and Blake Rutt; A.J., Alex and Jacqueline Rier; his beloved great-grandchildren, Taten and Haven Jeppson; George Steehlinger, who was like a son to him; two sisters; Mary (Al) Bofenkamp and Susan Hill both of Cherokee, Iowa and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Flora Jean Ney and Linda Ney Hughes and a nephew, Brian Bofenkamp.