Jack Neale, 1932-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Memorial services for Jack Neale, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jack Neale

Jack passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea.

Jack was born Aug. 20, 1932, to William and Margaret Neale in Pipestone. He graduated from Lake Benton High School and served two years in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic. Jack studied printing at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He spent six years as public relations manager at Jostens in Owatonna before moving to Albert Lea in 1969 and purchasing Rapid Printing, selling it in 1984.

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Jack married Karen Arneson in 1973, who he always said was the best part of his life. She preceded him in death in December 2016. He loved the cabin on Pequan Lake, loved to fish, deer hunt with his brothers and brother-in-law, and loved to pheasant hunt locally.

Survivors are Karen’s children: daughter, Laura (Kelin) Holmen, of Bloomington and their children Jaimeson Parkin (Ashley Sievers) of Minneapolis, Taylor Parkin (Chad Archer) of Minneapolis, Alex Parkin and Noah Holmen of Bloomington; son, Steve (Pam) Arneson, and family of Albert Lea and son, David (Heidi) Arneson, of Katy, Texas, and their children Philip (Haley) Arneson and their children Rowan and Wells of Katy, Ellen (Tommy) Mote of Waco, Texas, Paige Arneson of Taichung, Taiwan, and Anna Arneson of Katy; brothers David (Sue) Neale of Hudson, Wisconsin, Robert (Bev) Neale of Sauk Rapids and sister, Nancy (Larry) Reinhardt, of Star Prairie, Wisconsin; as well as brothers-in-law Wayne Peterson (Jim Drozanowski) of New York City and Allan (Lois) Peterson of Moranga, California; and sister-in-law, Susan (David) Olson, of Albert Lea.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

May God bless those special caregivers at Thorne Crest Memory Care, St. Croix Hospice and Amy C. for their compassionate, loving care of Jack. God bless his memory.

Memorials are suggested to Peace & Power at First Lutheran Church.