Neil E. Wesley, age 74 of Palmetto, Florida, and formerly of Valparaiso,
Ind., passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Manatee Memorial Hospital,
He was born on September 15, 1938, in Gary, Ind., to Walter and Marguerite
On December 7, 1974 in Valparaiso, Ind., Neil married Joan M. Corneil
(Wallace) who survives along with his children: Janet (Mike) Pellerito of
Spring Hill, Fla., Ann Wesley of Bloomington, Ind., Heidi (Leo) Cleveland of
Spokane, Wash., and Curtis, Corey, and Tiffany Corneil all of Valparaiso,
Ind.; five grandchildren, Keith Allen, Corey Corneil II, Chelsea Corneil,
Grace Cleveland and Jared Pellerito; two great-grandchildren, Aiyana Corneil
and Vada Yates; and one brother, Raymond Wesley of Valparaiso, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald of Colorado.
Neil graduated from Chesterton High School and was a veteran of the US Navy.
He worked for Midwest Steel for 35 years in the cold reduction department,
retiring in 1997. Neil was a member of Heritage Lutheran Church, Valparaiso
and was a past volunteer fireman in Porter, Ind.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. at
Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 N. Washington St., Valparaiso, Ind., with Rev.
Joseph Ostafinski officiating. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery,
Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104
Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Heritage Lutheran Church.