Neal C. Scudder

Neal C. Scudder, 56, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

Neal was born on Oct. 17, 1952, in Morrison, Ill., to the late Ray and Beverly (nee Brumbley) Scudder Sr. On Oct. 17, 1981, Neal was united in marriage to Diane Papagni in Clinton, Iowa. He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a carman/welder.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; five children, James (Jessica) Allee of Waukesha, Alicia (Brian) Wieck of West Bend, Holly Scudder of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Samantha Scudder of Ankeny, Iowa, and Alison (fiancˇ Glenn Kohler) Crampton of Waukesha; 13 grandchildren, Kyleigh, Devan, Taylor, Mosi, Jessena, Iain, Tyson, Jeremiah, Bayden, Alexis, Jayden, Jena and Jovi; three brothers, Jerry (Mary) Scudder of Hugo, Minn., Ray, Scudder, Jr. of Elgin, Ill., and David (Sue) Scudder of Morrison, Ill.; mother-in-law and close friend, Elaine Papagni; "adopted mom" Patricia Oddis; other relatives and dear friends.

Neal was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and father-in-law.

A memorial service in remembrance of Neal will be held Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. Troy Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.