Victor James “Jim” Neece, 84, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Jim was born July 7, 1934, in Pana, IL to James William and Beatrice Victoria (Huffmaster) Neece. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Jim was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Forsyth. He married Shirley Josephine Roberts on April 27, 1963 in Decatur, IL.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; his two children, David James (Doris) Neece of Monticello, IL and Mary Hannah of Bloomington, IN; and three grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Pain, David Hannah and Robert Hannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His love for his Lord and Savior showed in everything he did.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Jim Neece will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 155 W Forsyth Rd, Forsyth, IL 62535. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday before the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The family of Jim Neece is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at