Neale R. Keeney

Neale R. Keeney, 70, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at home.

Neale Roger Keeney was born on January 21, 1954 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Reynolds Owen and Onalee (Paulsen) Keeney.  From his early days growing up in Andrew and later in Elwood, Neale was  a proud graduate of Delwood High School in 1972.  He furthered his education at AIC in Davenport, Iowa, where he honed his skills in Accounting and Systems Analysis.

Neale’s professional life began at Alcoa.  He also worked tirelessly on the family farm for approximately 15 years. His dedication to the land and his community was evident to all who knew him. In 1982, he took a position with Hormel/PB Leiner in the Quad Cities, where he remained until his well-deserved retirement in 2014.

Beyond his work, Neale enjoyed woodworking.  His faith played a central role in who he was. An active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Maquoketa, Neale served his congregation with humility and joy. He took on many volunteer roles, including administrative duties where he served as the Account and Literature Servant.

Neale’s legacy is carried on by his loving family, who will continue to honor his memory. He is survived by his children, Terra (Michael) Stoeffler of East Dubuque, IL, Jason Keeney of St. Joseph, MO, and Tiffany (Tyson) Vorderstrasse of St. Joseph, MO. His mother, Onalee Keeney of Maquoketa, IA, and his brothers, Larry (Sherry) Keeney of Elwood, IA, and John (Julie) Keeney of Maquoketa, IA, also survive him. Neale was a proud grandfather to five grandchildren, Morgan, Cole, Elaine, Claire, and Kyle, and a great-grandfather to two great-grandchildren, Navey and Prudence. His extended family includes numerous nieces and nephews, each of whom held a special place in his heart. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Reynolds Keeney, who passed away on March 9, 2006.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 P.M., Monday, April 1, 2024, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.  Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 11 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery.

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