Dennis Lynn Neer, age 73 of Lima, died at 3:41 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born October 31, 1944 in Lima, Ohio; to the late Branson Harley and Anna Mae Routt Neer.
Mr. Neer was retired. He will be remembered for being a trickster, loving to have fun. He loved to fish and loved his coffee, and he enjoyed cooking and was known for his great meatballs. He served in the U. S. Navy.
He is survived by 4 sons – Jamie (Tana Howard) Neer, Robb (Amanda) Neer; Steven (Hellen Douglas) Studer; Shane Neer all of Cridersville; 2 daughters – Denise (Greg) Elder of Van Wert, OH; and Diane Studer of Lima; 28 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 sisters – Judy (Jerry) Hoelscher of New Knoxville, OH; Pana Alexander of Sidney, OH; and Sheila (Joseph) Zamvon of TN.
He was preceded in death by a daughter – Hope Neer, May 9, 1996 and a grandchild.
Funeral services will begin 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Russ Thomas will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the funeral home to help defray costs.