Cyril John Neuzil, 80
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:21pm admin
July 11, 1937 —
May 20, 2018
Spillville - Cyril John Neuzil, age 80, of Spillville, Iowa died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home near Spillville of natural causes.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, with Father Robert Gross presiding. The family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at the church and one hour before the funeral Mass.
Cyril was born on July 11, 1937 in rural Fort Atkinson, Iowa to John and Eleanor (Novak) Neuzil. He was the youngest of seven children and grew up on the family farm that was settled by his great-grandparents, Jon and Katerina Neuzil. Cyril graduated from Calmar High School and worked on the family farm, eventually buying it.
He married Rebecca Pecinovsky in 1959. They lived on the farm and raised beef cattle until 1998, when they built a new home at the edge of Spillville. In addition to farming, he worked on roads with the Carlson Co. out of Decorah, Iowa, at the White Tractor Plant in Charles City, Iowa, Camcar Textron in Decorah, ran a quarry for Wiltgen Construction and drove school buses for both Turkey Valley and South Winneshiek School Districts.
Cyril was an excellent dance partner. He enjoyed reading the daily paper, listening to the news, tinkering in his shop, going fishing and playing cards with friends. For many years, he drove Chrysler cars and did most of his own engine work.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rebecca; five children, Catherine (Dennis) Dietzenbach of Waucoma, Iowa, Susan (Peter) Schmitt of Fort Atkinson, Steve (Kim) Neuzil of Florida and Lorna Neuzil, and Craig (Sara) Neuzil of Calmar; 11 grandchildren, Keith (Sally) Dietzenbach, Karla (Lyle) Richard, Andy (Jessica) Schmitt, Willie (Brittany) Schmitt, Ben (Karla) Schmitt, John Schmitt, Amy Schmitt, Troy Schmitt, Andy Westberry, Helen Neuzil and Celia Neuzil; eight great-grandchildren, Colton, Caleb and Julia Schmitt, Jared and Andrea Schmitt and Silas, Adam and Aaron Dietzenbach; and one sister, Eleanor Jirak of Spillville.
Cyril was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Frank, August, Lewis and Anthony Neuzil; and one sister, Justina Crabtree.
Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements.