HARDIN- Neal Kendall Ufer, 54, died unexpectedly at 6:33 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, after suffering an apparent heart attack at work earlier in the morning.He was born in Jerseyville on April 26, 1959, one of three children born to Arnold William & Dolores Jeanette (Reddish) Ufer.Neal attended Calhoun High School and immediately began working at ConAgra in Alton, where he was worked since 1977, dedicating 36 years of loyal service to them.Neal was an avid outdoorsman, and was looking forward to deer hunting this weekend. He cherished the time he was able to spend with his two daughters and his granddaughter.Surviving are his mother, Dolores Ufer of Hardin; two daughters, Kyla Ufer and her companion, Travis Sievers of Hardin, and Skylar Ufer of Kampsville; a granddaughter, Raelynn Isabel; a sister, Leesa Perdun, and her companion, Todd Lahr of Jerseyville; and a brother, Shannon Ufer of Hardin.\He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold William Ufer; and a nephew, Shane Perdun.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday. Rev. Paul D. Frazier will officiate.Burial will be in the Hardin City Cemetery.Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home for a memorial to be determined later.
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