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Stephen Van Nealon

Sept. 15, 1947 – Dec. 21, 2021

Stephen Van Nealon, 74, Noblesville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Noblesville.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1947 to John and Vivian (Vanderpool) Nealon in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mr. Nealon graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 1966. He was a graduate of Indiana State University where he was a founding member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mr. Nealon worked for State Farm for 49 years, nine in home office and then 40 as an agent. He was a people person and enjoyed talking with his clients, many of whom he considered extended family. Mr. Nealon served in the Army National Guard for four years. He was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church. His last act of service, one that makes us proud, was being a bone and tissue donor. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, boating, fishing and golfing. Mr. Nealon enjoyed coaching his kids’ sports teams, and he loved watching his grandkids play from the stands.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; brother, Michael E. Nealon; daughter, Lindsey (Ryan) O’Neal; son, Scott Nealon (partner Katie Holland); sister-in-law, Jerri Thews; and his grandchildren, Aly and Braden O’Neal, with whom he shared a birthday and affectionately called the “Twinadoes”.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Patricia L. Seeley.

Services will be held at a later date at Bethel Lutheran Church in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter 615 N. Alabama Street, Suite 430, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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