Brian Michael McNeal, 43, of Bristow, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at his home in Bristow. He was born on July 11, 1974, in Cedar Rapids, to Rick Guhl and Jo Marilyn Kueter.
Brian graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. He was united in marriage to Emily Brown on September 29, 2011, in Cedar Rapids.
Brian was an intelligent and well read man who loved to discuss and debate. He enjoyed fishing and spent much of his free time on the water. He had a passionate appreciation for music, which he passed on to all of his children. Brian was caring and devoted father who loved his children most of all.
Brian is survived by his wife Emily McNeal of Bristow, daughter Cassiopeia McNeal of Cedar Rapids, son Connor McNeal of Bristow, daughter Fae McNeal of Bristow, grandma Delores Guhl of Waterloo, sisters Sara (Corey) Freiburger of Bellevue, Ellen Guhl of Colorado and Erin Guhl of Alaska, nieces Samantha, Beth and Lily Freiburger, niece Alana Guhl and nephew Max Freiburger, along with many very close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family are invited to come celebrate Brian's life on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Woodpecker Lodge at Pinicon Ridge Park, 4729 Horseshoe Falls Road, Central City, Iowa, 52214
After the many hours of discussing home and family and our similar sons, this really hits home. You were missed as a coworker Brian; even more so now. My thoughts are with your family in this hard time.
I got to know Brian at CUNA Mutual. Well read are the perfect words to describe his character. I am grateful to have crossed paths with Brian and to talk with him. My sympathies are with you. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.
I worked with Brian in User Provisioning at CUNA. My sympathy and thoughts are with your family now and in the weeks ahead. He was well read, as you say, and liked discussion about many topics. Take care.
My deepest sympathy to Connor and the rest of the McNeal family. May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you grieve your loss.
Our heartfelt sympathies to Emily and Connor as well as the entire McNeal family. Words are just not enough at this time of sorrow.
I'm very saddened to hear of Brian's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to Brian's family and friends. S. Hale - class of 92
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