Roy L. Neckermann, 89, of Chicago, passed away June 9, 2021. Beloved husband of Ingeburg Neckermann; loving father of Lisa (Michael) Yonker and Michael Neckermann; loyal brother of the late Arthur and Bruce Neckermann; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend of many, some of whom were lifetime friends; …read more
Roy L. Neckermann, 89, of Chicago, passed away June 9, 2021. Beloved husband of Ingeburg Neckermann; loving father of Lisa (Michael) Yonker and Michael Neckermann; loyal brother of the late Arthur and Bruce Neckermann; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear friend of many, some of whom were lifetime friends; trusted advisor and “the vault” to the lucky select few.
Roy was a lifelong resident of Chicago, loving everything the city had to offer. He graduated from Luther Institute.
Always a hard worker, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1951 and was honorably discharged in December of 1954 with the rank of Electronics Technician Second Class, USN-1.
Upon his return to Chicago, Roy began work as an apprentice electrician and joined the IBEW as a journeyman electrician upon completing the apprenticeship program. Never one to settle, Roy started his own company, Metro Electrical Contractors in 1961, also designing the company logo. He loved the rush of being in business and worked well into his 70s.
In April of 1966, Roy married Ingeburg, living on the northside of Chicago. Together they raised two children in the Edgebrook neighborhood.
Roy was an avid reader keeping up to date and informed on many varied and interesting topics. He loved Adventures in Good Music, hosted by Karl “Hello everyone” Haas, classical music, Ravinia (always bringing extra spending money for his son), protecting his daughter, watching sports, making to-do lists and notes, picking up a check, strawberry ice cream, sweets, a great cup of coffee, Land o’ Lakes yellow American Cheese, and taking naps. However, none of these compared to his love for his family and his friends.
Roy was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, making people feel special, his generous nature, and just being himself. He embodied a Never. Give. Up. mantra for his life and it was infectious. So many in the past few days have described Roy as awesome. Awesome indeed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
Visitation, Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 3-7 pm and Monday June 14 from 9:30-10:30 am with a funeral service at 10:30 am at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago. Interment private.
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Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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