Neil Hallberg

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Neil Hallberg, 73, of Center Point, formerly of McGregor, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Iowa City. He was born April 3, 1946, in McGregor, to Henry and Marie (Bachtell) Hallberg. Neil was baptized July 14, 1946 and confirmed Aug. 26, 1962. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1963. Neil served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. He served in Viet Nam.

Neil moved to Center Point, and was employed by Downing Box, later known as Longview Fiber, where he retired after many years. He was an avid bowler for years. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and football teams and his St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Neil loved playing cards.

Neil is survived by his brothers, Darwin Hallberg, Lynn (Gay) Hallberg and Keith (Laurie) Hallberg, all of McGregor; sisters, Maureen Hansen of Palo, Janann Lang of McGregor, Zola Hallberg of Sparta, Wis., and Connie (Paul) Christianson of Guttenberg; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Marie Hallberg; brother, LaVern Hallberg; sister, Patricia Jorgensen; niece, Erin Hallberg; nephew, Dan Hallberg; and two brother-in-laws, Jerry Hansen and John Lang.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at First Lutheran Church in McGregor.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at First Lutheran Church, McGregor, with Rev. Gary Hatcher as the officiant.

Burial with military rites will follow at First Lutheran Cemetery, McGregor.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor is helping the family with arrangements.

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