Frederick “Porky” Neer passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, as the result of a motor vehicle accident near his winter home in Lake Placid, Fla. A longtime resident of Warsaw, he was 93 years old.

Porky was one of 11 children. He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Warsaw, the son of Wilbur and Pauline Oswalt Neer. He was drafted to serve his country in the Army in March 1943 and was honorably discharged in September of that year. Later in life, Warsaw High School awarded him honorary graduation, having been drafted to service before completion of his schooling.

He was a cobbler by trade and owned shoe repair shops in Kendallville and Columbia City. He was also an active and integral part of the Warsaw community, where he was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 49, a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was also a member of the 40 & 8 and active in his Florida community.

Porky had a good sense of humor and will be missed by many.

A list of survivors includes wife, Linda Rackow, Lake Placid; son, Danny Neer, Warsaw; brothers, Donny Neer, New Paris, and Ralph Neer, Warsaw; and sisters, Katie Taylor, Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Timmons, Leesburg. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in passing were his wife of more than 50 years, Mildred Neer; brothers John and Harold Neer; and sisters Mary Kinch, Martha Groves, Leatrice Seymour and Helen McKinney.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Titus Funeral Home¸ 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw.

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jamy Gregory of Warsaw Community Church, will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Wooden Cemetery near Harrison Center Church.


Memorials to American Legion Post 49, 301 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

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