Ken Neville, 60, was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday, July 27, 2014 outside of Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow. Family requesting casual/jeans/ motorcycle apparel.
Govier Brotherâ€™s Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements
Ken was born April, 2 1954 in York, to Ray and Barbara (Kaliff) Neville. In 1972, he graduated from Centura High School in Cairo.
He married his best friend, Janice Marie (Ford) Neville in Wood River, Sept. 20, 1975. He started his welding career at Baasch and Son in Cairo. Then later worked at Bill Baasch Welding in Grand Island.
They moved to the Broken Bow area in 1976 working for Sargent Irrigation and later as a welding supervisor at Sargent Pipe.
He started his own welding business, â€śKen Neville Weldingâ€ť in 1996. Ken was one of the best metal fabricators and welders in the business, as his many customers would attest to. He had a knack for doing any type of welding work and creating something out of nothing, including EXPLOSIVES.
He very much loved spending time with his family and friends. One of his favorite past times was riding his motorcycle with his loving wife and making trips to Sturgis, S.D.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Neville of Broken Bow; his father, Ray Neville; his daughters, Angie (Neville) Bickford of Arnold, April Neville of Kearney, and Christina (Neville) Sprecher and her husband Cameron of Harrisburg, S.D. Also survived by his seven grandchildren, Casey Bickford, Nicole Bickford, Dallas Neville, Dakota Neville, Haley Neville, Caleb Sprecher, and Caitlyn Sprecher. He is also survived by his brothers, Jim (Carola) Neville of Broomfield, Colo., and Tom Neville of Broken Bow. He is also survived by his sisters, Cheryl Nelson of Longmont, Colo., Teresa Holland of Lincoln, Barb (Tim) Malm of Holdrege, Pat (Mark) Van Pelt of Dannebrog, Pam (Dennis) Prichard of Lincoln . Also survived by mother-in-law, Sally Ford (Ken) Munsinger of Cairo; sister-in-law, Sharon (Marv) Van Dyke of Grand Island and Jim (Louise) Ford of Cairo, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Neville; father-in-law, James Ford; brother-in-law, Frank Holland; and very good friend, Martin Fisher.