David E. Neeson, age 70, passed away unexpectedly April 30, 2018. David was born December 22, 1947 in South Haven, Michigan, the son of Elmer and Doris (Shivley) Neeson. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a decorated Vietnam veteran, earning the Purple Heart and the Bronze and Silver Stars. A well known taxidermist, David also sold real estate and owned and operated several apartment buildings. He was a member of the Hastings Elks Club, and was a member of Shepard’s Chapel where he was active in the church’s bible study. Sportman’s Outreach was very important to David, he was the founding member, president and extremely active in the club. David was an avid hunting and fishing enthusiast and enjoyed stock car racing. Most of all he loved his family – especially his grandchildren. David is survived by his life partner: Victoria Hirons; children: Anthony Edward (Cindy) Neeson, Christina Lynn Neeson; brothers: Richard “Dick” (Margo) Neeson, Daniel Neeson; sister-in-law Suzie Neeson; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Sportman’s Outreach would be appreciated. David will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery, and a celebration of life service for David will be conducted Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Luella Collins Community Center from 3-7 PM. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for David’s family.