Kevin Matthew Neufeld, 36, formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in Downer’s Grove, IL. He was a construction worker and United States Army Veteran.
Kevin was born on October 9, 1985, in Newton, KS, the son of Paul Stanley and Rhonda Kay (Epp) Neufeld. He graduated from McPherson High School in 2004.
He joined the United States Army in 2006 and served one deployment to Iraq as a Radar Specialist. He was his platoon leader in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was first in his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) class, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery. He was honorably discharged in 2011.
Kevin joined God’s family at an early age. He enjoyed his early childhood life on the family dairy farm in northeast Marion County, KS. He loved his military life, which gave him direction, and serving his country.
He struggled with PTSD through military service. This led to his struggles, homelessness, and addictions for the remainder of his life.
Kevin is now in the presence of his Lord, completely healed from his addictions and struggles.
He is survived by: his parents, Stan & Carla Neufeld of McPherson, KS and Rhonda Liles of Grove, OK; two brothers, Scott Neufeld of Grove, OK and Daniel Word of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Laura (Dustin) Hendricks of Canton, KS, Amy (Josh) White of McPherson, KS, and Megan (Roby) Levika of Kansas City, MO; nephews, Cohen Hendricks, Cade Hendricks, and Otto White; nieces, Kristin Neufeld, Harper White, and Mia Levika; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin & Ruth Neufeld of Hillsboro, KS, Loren & Jean Cooper of Wichita, KS, Mary D. Hastings of Lincoln, NE, and Ruben & Freda Epp of Henderson, NE.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, February 18, 2022, at Countryside Covenant Church with Pastor Jeremy Bower officiating. The final resting place will be in McPherson Cemetery. To view a live-stream broadcast of the memorial service, please click on the following link: Live-Stream Broadcast
Memorial donations may be given to the Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.