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In Memory of

Neil J. Zeilenga

November 22, 1950 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Neil John Zeilenga, age 64, of Highland, IN, entered into the kingdom of his Heavenly Father on April 1, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, sons: Nick Zeilenga, Neil (Jessica) Zeilenga, Matt (Danielle) Phillips, daughter, Ginger Bello-Luna and one grandchild, Dahlia Phillips. Celebrating his going home are his loving siblings: Judie (Larry) Bolt, Christine (Jack) VanDeel, Eileen (Jim) Decker, twin sister, Marj (Phil) VanEck, Chris (Pauline) Zeilenga, Jim (Bonnie) Zeilenga and an adoring extended family of aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and friends. Neil was preceded in death by his parents: Christopher and...

Neil John Zeilenga, age 64, of Highland, IN, entered into the kingdom of his Heavenly Father on April 1, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, sons: Nick Zeilenga, Neil (Jessica) Zeilenga, Matt (Danielle) Phillips, daughter, Ginger Bello-Luna and one grandchild, Dahlia Phillips. Celebrating his going home are his loving siblings: Judie (Larry) Bolt, Christine (Jack) VanDeel, Eileen (Jim) Decker, twin sister, Marj (Phil) VanEck, Chris (Pauline) Zeilenga, Jim (Bonnie) Zeilenga and an adoring extended family of aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and friends. Neil was preceded in death by his parents: Christopher and Bernice Zeilenga and former wife, Shirley (Vos) Zeilenga. Neil was a doting husband, father, brother and friend. Neil was known by all as a kind and generous gentleman who brought out the best in all who met him. An avid gardener, Neil was known best for his luscious garden which he tended with the utmost of care. His prized 2014 garden was featured in the Munster Garden Walk and was enjoyed by scores of area residents who marveled at his botanical masterpiece. An artist, designer and craftsman, Neil prided himself on his home improvement projects that never seemed to end. Neil loved the Lord and will for certain be eagerly tending to God's Heavenly Gardens for eternity. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, Highland, IN. A celebration of Neil's life will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Kuiper Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Bawinkel officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Neil's honor to Trinity Reformed Church, 8411 Columbia Avenue, Munster, Indiana, 46321.