In loving memory of

Cecil D. Neff
October 10, 1941 - September 23, 2020

Cecil D. Neff, age 78 of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Monroe City Park. Burial will be held at Silent CIty Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Monroe Presbyterian Church or the Monroe Fire Department and condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Floyd E and Mary E. (Shore) Neff, Cecil was born on October 11, 1941 in Fairmount, Iowa. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1960. On March 9, 1962, he was united in marriage to Judy Hulleman at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Cecil worked at Anderson/Erickson Dairy for 36 years retiring in 2000. He also worked for Kane Salvage, Neff Construction, Don Hewitt, Harry Harper and Vander Ploeg Motors. Following his retirement he worked for Denny Gardner, Cecil was a member of the Monroe Presbyterian Church, Monroe Fire Department Gateway Recreation and the International Brotherhood Teamsters. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Judy; two sons, Roger Neff and Scott Neff; four grandchildren, Monica Neff, Nick Neff, Michael Neff and Brandon Neff; three brothers, Francis (Violet Neff, Dwight (Karen) Neff and Kenny (Dawn) Neff; two brothers-in-law, Dave Clark and Harold (Linda) Hulleman as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. Preceding Cecil in death were his parents, sister, Joann Clark and brother and sister in law, Bob and Wanda Neff.


Jan (Cowman) Miller wrote on Sep 30, 2020:

"Dear Judy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. I am praying for you! Love from Jan Miller"

Lee Garrett wrote on Sep 29, 2020:

"Cecil, you always treated me with fairness during my 6 years with Monroe Fire and for that I will always be grateful. I also enjoyed listening to you sing at the legion. Rest well, you have earned it. My condolences and prayers to the family, especially my friend, Nick Neff. "

Jim Masear wrote on Sep 25, 2020:

"Thinking of Judy and family. I worked with Cecil at AE for years. A really nice guy. Jim Masear. "

Judy (Burris) Ellis wrote on Sep 25, 2020:

"Frances & Violet, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Judy (Burris) Ellis & family"

Bob Dunaway wrote on Sep 25, 2020:

"Judy, so sorry. Cecil gave much to many and will be very missed in Monroe. He was one of the good ones to be remembered!"

Lori Chambers wrote on Sep 25, 2020:

"Roger, I'm sorry to see the loss of your father. You're in my thoughts. Lori Chambers"

Weslee held wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"So sorry you have passed. I enjoyed dancing with you at the firemens ball and had a good time at chrystle house for karoke. Gonna miss you buddy. ??"

Bruce Nolin wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"Never was there a more patient teacher. I learned so much from the Neff boys. Thank you."

Ruby and Ron wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"Cecil was a nice guy all the way around. a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Judy and the family."

Deb (Jenkins) Meyer wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"Ceil...Memories will always stay in the heart What if you are no more a part Things will also change with time But our bond will stay prime I am so going to miss you A loving farewell wish to you! U one of kind Man U & Mom be up there laughy & Crying having blast "

Shirley Lapour wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you Judy, Roger, Scott and family. So saddened for your loss."

Bob Klein wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"My sincere condolences to you Judy, and the entire Neff family.. Always enjoyed seeing and chatting With you and Cecil when in Monroe. Usually saw Cecil uptown with a group of friends. Bob Klein?? "