Neil John King

September 23, 1929 - May 18, 2023

No services will be held.

Memorial Contributions

American Cancer Society

P.O. BOX 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718


Neil John King died peacefully at home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 18, 2023, at age 93. Neil was born on September 23, 1929, in Chicago, and was raised in Skokie. After graduating from Evanston Township High School, Neil headed to Yale University, where he was a champion Ivy League pole vaulter. FollowingContinue Reading

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Chuck Dickson left a message on May 23, 2023:
Diana and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Neil's physical presence in this world. I greatly admired Neil for his zest for life and his intellectual curiosity and his encouragement. Neil helped me prepare for two successful completions of the Chicago Marathon and I was proud to call him my running coach. He represented to me the best qualities of a man and a human being. By his example he continues to be my coach toward emulating those same qualities. May God bless you and keep you all.
Raman Grover left a message on May 23, 2023:
My deepest condolences to Diana and Neil King's family on his demise. When I first arrived in this country and came to Chicago, I was living in Lincolnwood and Neil was the man to whom I got introduced and he then became my sponsor for Rotary Club of Skokie Valley. Since Nov 2001 until recently I used to meet him once a while at the Rotary meetings. He and I talked about his trips to India with Diana and the experiences he had there. I really liked him and always was looking forward to an opportunity to talk to him. He was a man who had ocean of information. At any Rotary meeting if we could not get a speaker he would voluntarily offer to speak to the club on various interesting subjects. Neil I will miss you. RIP my friend
Mark and Josette Parisi left a message on May 23, 2023:
We are so sorry to hear about Neil's passing. He was an extraordinary man - a giant in Rotary and Skokie history. We expressed our heartfelt sympathies for you loss. We will miss Neil a great deal.
Dave Rahija left a message on May 23, 2023:
Thank you on behalf of Skokie Hospital, and the patients that have been helped in our facility as a result of Neil's generous service on the Board.
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Carole Kamin Bellows left a message on May 23, 2023:
My deepest condolences to the family. I was so fortunate to reconnect with Neil in the last couple of years after our families were such good friends since the 1940’s in Skokie . I was one year behind Sue and Lou at ETHS. He was so active in his 90’s and I always enjoyed his frequent e-mails. RIP
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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