Steven Ray Neu

Steven Ray Neu, 64, of American Falls, ID, returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 after an extended illness. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Steven was born May 23, 1949 and was the second of three sons of William and Viola Neu. Steve graduated from American Falls High School and Snow College in Ephraim, UT. While in Ephraim he met Elna Petersen and they were married July 19, 1969.

He worked at Syro Steel in Bountiful, UT, for two years and then moved back to American Falls and went to work at FMC. He worked there for 27 years until they shut down. For the past 10 years he worked in the clean up area of the INL site. He loved working. He enjoyed his fellow employees, and they all became his friends.

Steve was active in his community, but he did everything quietly so he didn’t draw attention to himself. He coached youth sports and ladies’ softball. He played men’s softball and co-ed softball with his family. He sang with the A.F. Men’s Choir for a short time. He served as a 4-H leader, and was a member of the American Falls Lions Club.

He had a soft spot in his heart for all children. They were always glad to see him and he would go outside to play with them, let them use his tools, make any kind of project they wanted, and help them to learn the importance of patience and doing things the right way.

Steve is survived by his wife Elna; daughter Stephanie Neu (Tressa Caudell) Pocatello, ID; son Justin (Beixy) Neu, Pocatello, ID; five grandchildren, Christopher, Ashlee, Victoria, Braidon, and Sofia; and one brother Roger (Amy) Neu, Ellisville MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Gary Neu.

Steve was a true country boy. He loved the outdoors, camping with family and friends, fishing, playing his guitar, and golfing. If you couldn’t find him at home he was probably on the golf course or out fishing.

The family requests no flowers, please send them to someone you love and give them an extra hug and a kiss now, because you never know how long you will have with them. Donations can be made to The Brain & Behavior Research Center, 90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

The visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave, American Falls. A memorial service and luncheon will follow at 12 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at



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