Obituary of Charles Joseph Neuzil
Charles “Bud” Neuzil, passed away June 13, 2021 at the age of 88 years. Bud was born May 5, 1933 in Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Minnie (Mills) Neuzil. Bud grew up in Johnson County, attending Johnson County Elementary (one room) schoolhouse, graduating from University High School. He joined the Army, serving as a heavy vehicle mechanic from 1953 to 1955, and was stationed in both Germany and the United States. After he was discharged from the service, Bud attended and graduated from Iowa City Commercial College where he met his future wife Barbara. Bud married the love of his life, Barbara Burke, on May 28, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. They were married for 50 years. Bud continued his career working for Proctor & Gamble. He was one of the first six people hired to work at the new Iowa City facility. For 25 years, he and one co-worker purchased, received, and paid all invoices for the Iowa City plant. He retired as a Senior Buyer in 1992 after 36 years of faithful service. During retirement, Bud and his wife traveled the country in their motorhome and wintered in warm states during the winter. Surviving Bud are his cherished children, Michael Neuzil and his wife Cindy of Iowa City, IA, Patricia Neuzil and her husband Gudjon Jonsson of Casa Grande AZ; grandchildren, Tiffany (Ryan) Elgin of Iowa City, IA, Courtney (David) Mitchell of North Dinwiddie, VA, Shannon Neuzil (Josh Robertson) of Rawlins, WY; great grandchildren, Brody and Andrew Elgin of Iowa City, IA; sister Kathy (Marv) Holeton of Oxford, IA, brother Robert Neuzil of Widefield, CO; sister-in-law; Anne Burke of Iowa City, IA; and several nieces and nephews. Sadly, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Anne; infant son, Charles Joseph; parents, Joe and Minne Neuzil; brothers-in-law, Jim Burke, Patrick Burke, Terry Sanders; and sister-in-law; Suzanne Neuzil. We are heartbroken as we said goodbye to our dad, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We all loved him so much, and know that his family was the center of his life. We have so many wonderful memories that will sustain us during this sad time. He will live in our hearts forever, but there will be a huge void going forward. We were so blessed to have him in our lives, but we know he is happy in Heaven with his bride of 50 years and our Lord. He was a man of faith, considered family his first priority, and generous to those less fortunate. Kindred at Home should be commended for their excellent care of Bud. Because of them, our family was given more time with our beloved father. We will be forever grateful for the wonderful, respectful, and compassionate care that was given to him during the past month in Crestview Specialty Care and Hospice in West Branch. Private services were held Tuesday, June 15 and Bud was laid to rest with full military honors at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Please continue to keep Bud’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.