Elston B. Neuner, age 85, of Taos, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Westphalia Hills Retirement Center.
Elston was born August 25, 1928, in Rich Fountain, a son to the late Fred H. and Betty (Bexten) Neuner.
Elston was a 1947 graduate of Linn High School. In September of 1952, Elston joined the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
On June 11, 1966, Elston was united in marriage to Edna A. Leigers in Rich Fountain. She preceded him in death on August 1, 2007.
Elston was a farmer and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
He was a member of the Linn VFW Post #4756 and the NRA for over 30 years.
Elston is survived by: one sister, Louise Felker of St Louis as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Midnight.
In addition to his wife and parents, Elston was preceded in death by: three brothers, Paul, Ben and Fred Neuner and four sisters, Helen Neuner, Gustine Hartnett, Florence Wingrath and Collette Meyer.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with Fr. Nicholas J. Reid as the Celebrant.
Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St Francis Xavier Church in Taos or to the Alzheimer's Association.