Henry Neicamp

Feb 24th, 1935 - May 7th, 2018

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, May. 10th, 2018 10am

Service:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, May. 10th, 2018 12pm

Henry Neicamp

Marion- Henry C. Neicamp, 83, of Marion, passed away at 9:45 PM, Monday, May 7, 2018 at Parkway Manor in Marion.

Henry was born on February 24, 1935 on a small family farm along Airport Road in Metropolis to Gussie and Ruby (Dean) Neicamp.

At age 9, on December 10, 1944, Henry professed his faith in Jesus Christ at First Baptist Church in Metropolis. On June 10, 1945, he was baptized in the Ohio River at Fort Massac Park by Rev. J.H. Maddox.  Henry graduated from Metropolis High School in the class of 1952.  He spent a lot of time at the Metropolis Airport with his friend Donnie Parks where they learned to fly small aircrafts.

Henry married Betty Rae Korte on September 3, 1955 in Corinth, MS. They were married for 62 years.  He was first employed at E.E.I. in Joppa in 1953, where he worked for eight years.  Henry went to work for Southern Illinois Power Co-Op in 1963 where he worked for 25 years.  In August of 1966, on Betty’s birthday, he moved his family and mother to the Lake of Egypt area.  He finished his career in the power generation industry as the facility manager for Babcock & Wilcox in Danville.  After five years, he retired back home to the Lake of Egypt where he loved hunting, fishing and golfing.  Henry was a longtime, founding member at the Lake of Egypt Country Club where he enjoyed Monday Morning Men’s Senior League.  He passed his love of golf on to his wife, sons, daughter and eight grandchildren.

Survivors include-

Wife- Betty Rae Neicamp of Marion

Son- Henry August Neicamp and wife Donna

Daughter- Madonna Steele and husband Gary

Son- Shane Neicamp and wife Annette

Son- Kevin Neicamp and wife Billie Jo

Grandchildren-

Leanne Neicamp                                            Robyn Neicamp

Emily Davidson and husband Tom            Ben Steele

Allison Neicamp                                             Sydney-Kate Neicamp

Bradley Neicamp                                            Taylor Neicamp

Sister in law- Pat Neicamp

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson- Shane Austin Neicamp, sister- Betty Neicamp and husband Blaine and brother- Morris Neicamp.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM, on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. John Holst will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Thursday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Harrison Family

    From: , Illinois

    Date: May 9, 2018

    While it is hard saying goodbye to Henry, it is comforting to know that in God’s due time, he will indeed restore life to those in his memory and eliminate suffering and death on earth forever:

    https://vimeo.com/266060148

  • Guest: Mary Karas

    From: St. Charles Illinois 60174, Illinois

    Date: May 9, 2018

    What a wonderful Dad you all had and you all can be proud of him and the wonderful family he had. I’m sure he will be well remember by everyone who knew him. May he rest in PEACE

  • Guest: Orville R. Bevel, Jr.

    From: Chandler, Texas

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Henry, All of us who have known your Dad and the rest of your family are saddened for you loss. The privilege of knowing him and sharing with you has and always will be an honor. May God go with you and the family.

  • Guest: Anderson Family

    From: Duncansville, Pennsylvania

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Its been an honor and privilege for our family to have known Henry and his family. We still remember Henry and Betty Rae holding our daughters when they were babies back in our home in Danville. May God be with you.

  • Guest: Gene Ross

    From: Loganville , Georgia

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Henry August and family your in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our Love, Gene & Betty

  • Guest: Larry Clendenin

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Enjoyed working and playing golf with Henry. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. May God Bless your family at this time.

  • Guest: Tater

    From: Huntsville, Alabama

    Date: May 9, 2018

    Thinking of you all
    Only met your dad once but he sure raised a great family
    Love to all

  • Guest: Jeff and Sandy West

    From: Pinckneyville, Illinois

    Date: May 10, 2018

    May the memories of your loved one fill your heart.