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Ted P. McNeill, 70, of Murray, Iowa, formerly of Afton, Iowa, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa. Services were Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the Afton United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton officiated. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery east of Afton. Powers Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at 

Theodore Paul McNeill, son of Paul Francis McNeill and Irene Carol (Johnson) McNeill, was born on February 23, 1942 in Algona, Iowa. He graduated from Algona high school in Algona in 1960. On June 13, 1965, Ted married Sharon Mae Tischer in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  They operated Lakeside Engineering at Lake Okoboji. Ted moved to Afton and worked as a chemical dependency counselor, supervising several counties. He also worked out of the Zion Treatment Center, north of Creston from 1975 to 1979. Ted also owned and operated McNeill Tree Service of Afton from 1980 to 2005. Throughout the years Ted’s other occupations were roofing, plumbing, electrical, painting and brick laying and he has farmed since 1992. 

Ted was a member of the Afton United Methodist Church, the National Rifleman Association and Alcohol Anonymous. 

Survivors include his wife, Sharon McNeill of Murray, Iowa; two daughters, Marcie (husband Terry) Miller of Thayer, Iowa and Jennifer (husband Korey) Seales of Lorimor, Iowa; three sons, Timothy (wife Stephanie) McNeill of Tipton, Iowa and David (wife Christie) McNeill and Daniel (wife Emily) McNeill, both of Afton, Iowa; his mother, Irene McNeill of Spirit Lake, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, Cody (wife Sarah) Miller, Jessica and Nick Miller, Kaelee, Joseph and Austin McNeill, Cora McNeill, Kyle, Kole and Kael Seales and Molly, Augustin, Paul and Adam McNeill; two sisters, Rachel (husband William) Vick of Loveland, Colorado and Kathryn McNeill of Spirit Lake, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Lynn Kueck of Algona, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  

Ted was preceded in death by his father, Paul McNeill; his sister, Sheryll Kueck, and a niece, Kristine Kueck.

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