Neale Ross Chase, 74, of Fayette, Ohio, died Aug. 13, 2019, at his home.
He was born July 14, 1945, in Morenci, Mich., to the late Vernon and Grace (Ford) Chase.
He married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Brehm, on Aug. 30, 1969, at Fayette Christian Church, and they shared nearly 50 years of happy marriage. She survives.
Neale grew up in the Fayette area and attended Gorham Fayette schools. After high school he enlisted and joined the United States Army, serving overseas during the Vietnam War. After returning to civilian life, he worked as a foreman at the former Fayette Tubular Products for many years before his medical retirement. He was a member of the VFW in Wauseon and the American Legion John Dale Post 143 in Fayette.
Neale enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and trips to the casino. Several years ago, he was fortunate to enjoy an unforgettable cruise with his entire family to Cozumel and Key West.
In addition to his wife, Neale is survived by a daughter, Shannon Canfield of Adrian, Mich.; a brother, Wayne (and Betty) Chase of Malone, Texas; two grandchildren, Brady and Andrew Canfield, both of Toledo, Ohio; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father- and mother-in-law, Duane and Helen Brehm.
Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Sam Wickard officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, with military honors provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice