Neil Theodore Ahern, 75 of Herscher,
formerly of Campus, passed away at April 21, 2020 at Amita Saint Mary’s Hospital.
He attended Cabery grade school and was a 1963 graduate of Kempton high school.
He was employed as a pressman at RR Donnelley printing in Dwight for 35 years.
Neil honorably served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam war. He received commendation medals for heroism.
He is survived by two brothers Francis (Rose) Ahern of Herscher, Tom (Naomi) Ahern of Chicago, two sisters, Theda Pazdur of Newport Beach, California, Kathy (Joe) Meisenbach of Kankakee and nephews Joe (Tammy) Ahern, Ryan (Angie) & Theo Ahern, Paul Ahern, Mark (JoAnne) Pazdur, Jonathan Meisenbach, and nieces Lynn (Terry) McGinnis, Haydin and Kate Pazdur, step nieces Taylor and Nikki Doust.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore & Leona Pedersen Ahern and a brother in law, Edward Pazdur.
There will be a private family funeral due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Memorial mass and military honors will be rendered at a later date. His internment will be at Sacred Heart cemetery in Campus Illinois.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Center.