Neal Kleindolph
July 28, 1924 - July 19, 2021

Neal Kleindolph

Neal Kleindolph
Jul 28, 1924 - Jul 19, 2021

Neal Kleindolph

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Neal Kleindolph passed away on July 19, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice in Bettendorf. Per his wishes, there will be no services.

Neal was born July 28, 1924, in Muscatine County, to Cleda and Charles Kleindolph, Jr. He married Betty Hain on August 20, 1947.

He started Neal's Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Service in 1951 which is now Neal's Vacuum and Sewing Center. Many Muscatine area residents may also remember Neal's as a toy store in the 1960's. He loved the Mississippi River where he spent many hours as he was growing up and, later in life, teaching his kids to water ski. He also loved fishing, playing cards and shooting pool.

Neal never met a stranger and took pleasure in lending a helping hand to any who were in need of one. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He liked to buy and sell and could frequently be found haunting local area garage and yard sales.

He was a 50 year, 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Kaaba Shrine, Elks, Moose, and the Muscatine Power Boat Club.

Neal is survived by one son, Jerry Kleindolph and wife, Linda, two daughters, Sandy Weggen and husband, Jim, and Sue Hunt and husband, Jeff, all of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Andrew (Mel), Polly (Brad), Casey (Jessie), Betsy (Zach), and Benton (Michal); and three great grandchildren, Nealyn, Wilder, and Vaeda Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2014 and his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Society or Faith United Church in Muscatine. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences:


Brian Wolfe on Jul 30, 2021

Sorry to hear of Neal's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Brian & Lori Wolfe

Vi Coder on Jul 23, 2021

iwish to send my deepest sympathy to Neal's family From Vi Coder Lake Placid,

Phyllis Lucas on Jul 23, 2021

i was deeply saddened when notified of Neals passing and extend my deepest sympathy to his family
May their memories comfort them

Cristie (Hain) Lee on Jul 22, 2021

All of my uncles had their unique, special qualities, and my Uncle Neal's was, among other things, that he was so much fun! Not many kids could say that their Uncle (and Aunt) owned a toy store, and that is just one of many special memories that I have about Muscatine and the Kleindolph clan. My heart goes out to you, my cousins and your families. He was a great guy. Thanks for the memories, Uncle Neal!

Sandy Fortney on Jul 22, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all of Neal’s family. He built a business all could trust and depend on for great service and still carrying on that service today. Let your wonderful memories comfort you.

Kevin M. Fitzgerald on Jul 22, 2021

Jerry and Family, Lana send our greatest sympathies in response to your Dad's passing. Neil's was a Muscatine retail pioneer and welcomed everyone as family. You always greeted me when Lana would send me in for this or for that. None of which I never would understand. Your Dad will be remembered at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Marco Island. Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen
Kevin M. Fitzgerald

Douglas Ricklefs on Jul 22, 2021

Neal was a great man and human being you could always count on a smile and friendly hello in his store he will be greatly missed let all who knew him

Debbie & Kevin Cannon on Jul 21, 2021

CandleJerry, Sandy, Sue and families: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We have so many fond memories of your Dad! We extend our sympathy.
Debbie & Kevin Cannon

Jennie Wilson on Jul 21, 2021

Sue and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beatrice Strong



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