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Local visitation Saturday for Michael A. Neill, 16

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Michael A. Neill, age 16, of Madison, WI, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born on May 30, 2001, in Dearborn, Mich., the son of Joe and Sherri (Sievert) Neill.

Michael was a student at Madison La Follette High School where he was a member of the La Follette Lancers Cross Country and Track teams and a member of the high school band. In addition, Michael was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church youth group, participating in several mission trips over the past three years. He loved reading, gaming, baseball, and being with friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Sean; grandmother, Ruby Sievert; grandfather, Charles Neill; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Sievert; and grandmother, Dorothy Neill.

Funeral services will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5202 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, with the Rev. Jeff Vanden Heuvel presiding.

Visitation will be held at the church from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Another visitation will be held at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway St., Chesterton, Indiana, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, followed by burial at Graceland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lancer Distance Crew in Care of Madison La Follette Cross Country or to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Urology Department.

Online condolences may be made at


Posted 9/6/2017




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