Neil Casper, 65, of Jonesboro, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born on March 22, 1951, in Anna, the son of Loy and Betty Bollinger Casper.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Crain of Freeburg; cousins Lisa (Rick) Hicks, Bobby Boyd, Steve Casper, Jerry Casper, Sandy Williams, Pam Casper and others; nieces and nephews Rik Hicks, Cortni Hicks, Shane Boyd, Joda Cunningham and others; two half-sisters, Cindy Wenger of Collinsville, and Bonny Jo Rotman; an aunt, Mary Casper; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (James) Jones; and an uncle, Walkie Casper.
He was an iron worker for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam as a para rigger. He loved antiques, collecting knives and was a collector of many things. He was active with Ducks Unlimited for many years.
Funeral services for Mr. Casper were at noon Wednesday, March 15, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Randy Morgan officiating. Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard military honor team of Marion.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.