Josephine R. Neva, age 91, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Valley Hi Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1922 in Fond Du Lac, WI to John and Wilhelmina (Braasch) Koenig.
On June 20, 1942, she married Ralph E. Neva in North Dakota. After their marriage, they lived in California before moving to Chicago in 1955. After his retirement in 1983, they relocated to Wisconsin Dells to enjoy their retirement.
She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Wisconsin Dells. After moving to McHenry in 2000 she became a member of The Church of Holy Apostles Church. Josephine was considered by family and friends a great cook!
Survivors include her children, Diana (Richard) Hoger of Plainfield, Dennis (Laurie) Neva of McHenry; seven grandchildren, Dawn, Gil, Brian, Heather, Ryan, Reneta, and Dennis; twelve great grandchildren, John, Desiree, Robert, Brittany, Alex, Maddox, Jasmine, Jackson, Ellery, Alexandria, Lincoln and Grainger; a son-in-law, Kevin Kavanaugh; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on October 15, 2005; her daughters, Sharon Cobian, Charlene Kavanaugh; and her parents.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will resume on Saturday, November 30, from 9 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 E. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
Interment will be in The Church of Holy Apostles Cemetery, McHenry.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.