Service: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
Visitation: in the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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Racine – Daryle Keith Neal, Jr., age 14, passed away unexpectedly as the result of a tragic accident on the Root River on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
D.J. was born in Racine on May 13, 2003 to Daryle K. Neal, Sr. and Linda S. (nee: Petersen) Neal. He attended McKinley Middle School and was preparing to begin his freshman year at the REAL School this coming fall.
D.J. had an infectious personality that rubbed off on everyone he met. Among his interests, he was a master on his computer and video gaming, and hanging out with his canine companion, “Mack”.
Surviving are his mother & step-father, Linda S. Neal-Hobson & Rob Hobson; father, Daryle K. Neal, Sr.; brothers, Michael Neal, Jeffrey Paczkowski, Mark Andersen and Aamir Neal; uncles, LeRoy (Martha) Petersen Jr., Rodney Petersen and Kevin Neal; cousins, other special relatives and an extensive circle of friends.
D.J. was preceded in death by his God-parents, Roger Higgenbottom and DeeDee Winston; aunt, Cherie Petersen; and grandparents, Carol & LeRoy Petersen, Sr. and Renetta Neal.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. A reception will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.