1927 - 2012
Neil Lyndy Pegel, 84, passed to his rest August 7, 2012, at Eagle Springs Specialty
Care Community in College Place, Washington.
The youngest of three children, Neil was born December 20, 1927, in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, to Edward Frank and Iva Pearl Johnston Pegel. He grew up in Minnesota
and attended area schools including Maplewood Adventist
Academy in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He married Virginia
Brown in Brainerd, Minnesota, in 1948 and moved to Boulder,
Colorado where twins, Barry and Barbara were born. Several
years later, they adopted Crystal, Luanne, Steven, Gregory and John.
Neil and his family lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for several years
before moving to College Place, Washington in the fall of 1955,
where he lived until his death. In 2001, his wife, Virginia, passed
away. In 2002, he married a former high school classmate, Lois
Buckley-Vloyantes from Fort Collins, Colorado. Step-children
include Bruce Buckley, Brenda Eveland, Kevin Buckley and
Neil worked most of his adult life in sheet metal, heating and
air conditioning and after moving to the Walla Walla area in
1955, he worked for College Place Heating & Air Conditioning
until he started his own business, Neil’s Heating & Sheet Metal,
in 1965, retiring in 2006.
While in business for himself, he worked several jobs for Walla
Walla College/University including covering the Walla Walla
University Church steeple with metal when it was built. He was
an active member of the Walla Walla University Seventh-day Adventist
Church and a life-long deacon. The last few years, he was a
church greeter and volunteered in repairing the church pews and
book racks as well as many other tasks when called upon.
Neil is survived by all seven of his children: Barry (Cheryl)
Pegel, Barbara (Mike) Preas, Crystal (Peter) March, Luanne
Langer, Steven Pegel, Gregory (Stacey) Pegel, and John Pegel;
ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; his second
wife, Lois; four step-children and several step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by an older brother,
Dean Pegel. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia;
his parents; and oldest brother, Dale Pegel.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Sunday, August 12, 2012,
at the funeral home. The graveside service and burial will follow
at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to Gospel Outreach or Maplewood Academy through the funeral home.
Friends may write memories and sign the
online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com