Neil S. Smith, 64, of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Northwestern Hospital-McHenry.
He was born Dec. 25, 1954, in Chicago to Jack and Velma (Lowe) Smith. He married Vicki Kobus on May 6, 1995, in Cary, Ill.
Neil will be remembered as a simple man with a gentle soul. A hardworking man, he was always ready to help anyone who needed him. He was a very loving, loyal, selfless, gentle man with an enormous sense of humor. With a very clever wit, he could tell a story like nobody else. He enjoyed historical documentaries, hunting, fishing, and being the family “grillmaster.” Most of all, he loved riding his Harley with his wife or daughter at his side.
He was a loving son, husband, father, uncle, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Smith; sons, Thomas Smith, Daniel Smith; a daughter, Jennifer Smith; his mother, Velma Marquardt; siblings, Jim (Aimee) Marquardt, Scott (Michelle) Smith, Gina Marquardt, Kari (Daniel) Kitchen; his mother-in-law, Leona Kobus, and brother-in-law, David Kobus; also nieces, Lauren and Amanda Geissler. and nephew, James Marquardt; and many nieces and nephews in Wisconsin, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Smith; stepmother, Alyce Smith; and stepfather, James Marquardt.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, in Woodstock, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for designation at a later date.
For information, contact the funeral home at 815-338-1710 or visit slmcfh.com.