William John Nealand
January 1, 1948 – November 25, 2019
William “Bill” John Nealand, age 71, of Plant City, Florida and Mio, MI, died suddenly on Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home in Plant City.
Born January 1, 1948 in Lasalle, IL, to William Henry and Elsie (Quesse) Nealand, he is survived by his beloved companion of the past 8 years Kathy Coats; his daughter, Heidi (Mike) Johns of Beloit, Wisconsin ; two sons, Mark (Angela) Nealand of Plainfield, Illinois, Matt (Laura) Nealand) of Austin, Texas; and grand children: Jordan Crawford, Casey Hallett, Megan Johns, Alexandra Nealand, Emily Nealand, and Zachary Nealand. He is also survived by his brother Jim (Eleanor) Nealand of Kennesaw, Georgia and sister Ruth Ann (Dave) Giffin of Sparland, Illinois. He is predeceased by his parents and grandson Caspian Crawford.
Bill served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war as an electronics technician, serving one year in Korea. Later, Bill worked in the private sector as a materials handling consultant for various companies including the US Postal Service, Caterpillar, Sunstrand, and Boeing corporation. He enjoyed kayaking, Euchre, woodworking, flying kites and model planes, and spending time with friends and family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL 33563 at 11:00 with a visitation one hour prior.