WHEATON, Ill. - Brian K. O'Neil, 51, of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Spalding, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1961, the son of Ken (Dawn) O'Neil and Sharron (Hawrylow) Veeser. On Dec. 3, 1989, he married the former Brenda Yoder of Carney.
Brian was employed with the Dun-Rite Car and Truck Rental Agency for many years.
His love of his sons and baseball led him to spend many hours of coaching and watching his sons' teams from Little League to Travel League, taking them to tournaments as far as Coopers Town, NY.
He was a diehard Detroit Lions, Tigers, Redwings and Pistons fan. He was also an avid bowler and golfer. Golfing brought him here to the yearly (Highland) three-man scrambles, with his good friends Michael "Beetle" Baily and Gary Ziegler for many years.
Brian is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Brenda; sons, Jonathan "Jon" and Richard "Richie" of Wheaton; father, Ken (Dawn) O'Neil of Powers; step-brothers, Randy (Connie) Stoykovich of Manistee, Mich., and Charles (Charlotte) Stoykovich of Belleview, Fla.; brothers, Nick Veeser of Stephenson, and Wade (Cindy) Veeser, and their son, Jake Veeser of Escanaba. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Ray (Thelma) Yoder of Indiana, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharron; step-father, Ralph Veeser; and uncle, William (Tito) Hawrylow.
Services celebrating the life of Brian K. O'Neil were held in Illinois and Spalding.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes assisted the O'Neil family.
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