WHEATON, Ill. - Brian K. O'Neil, 51, 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, New York. He was a diehard Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings 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, Ill.; father, Ken (Dawn) O'Neil of Powers; stepbrothers, Randy (Connie) Stoykovich of Manistee, Mich., and Charles Stoykovich of Belleview, Fla.; brother, Wade (Cindy) Veeser and their sons, Jake Veeser of Escanaba, Mich., and Nick Veeser of Stephenson, Mich. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Ray (Thelma) Yoder of Indiana, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brian K. O’Neil
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharron; stepfather, Ralph Veeser; and uncle, William (Tito) Hawrylow.
Friends may call from 3:30 to 6 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A memorial service will follow visitation at 6 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating.
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations may be made in Brian O'Neil's name, and a memorial will be established.