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“Thinking of you and praying for your family during this difficult time. Be blessed. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Diana Peyton - Calumet Park, IL

“Sorry for your loss. May our Creator console the family."May your loyal love please comfort me."~ Psalms 119:76 ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember Zachary as a bright. smiling student in my class as a 4 year old. I know you all have lost a special light in your life. My thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I Was In Transition with him. I Will Miss Him. He Was a Good Person. R.I.P Zachary Neir ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Alexander DiCola - 60060, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven got a beautiful angel, may he always be with you. Prayers for Zachary and your family.The McDermand Family ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Kevin and Family:I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your son. Kevin, your eyes just sparkled when you talked about him, so I know he was a...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Barb Buhai - Barrington, IL

“My deepest and most sincere condolences to Kevin, Laurie, Ethan and the entire Neir family. I pray for peace and strength during your time of sorrow....Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Gail Washington - Coworker

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Words can't describe how great of a guy Zach was. It was always a joy hanging out with him when we were younger. He could...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Daniel Barton - Libertyville, IL

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Kevin and Laurie, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to meet your son. For the little time I was able to...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Carla Iafigliola - Grayslake

“Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to your famil. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Steve, Melissa, Garner and Molly Werntz - IL

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Zachary. May God be with you all as you grieve his passing and celebrate his life. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Mindy Doss - Libertyville, IL

“We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Cathy and Dean Kacos - IL

“Kevin, Laurie, and Ethan,While I never met Zachary, I am sure he was truly loved. I am sorry for your loss.Skip Benz ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Kevin, I extend my deepest condolences to you & your family for the loss of your son. May you find solace in knowing that Zachary will always be with...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Kevin, Laurie, & Ethan:So sorry to hear the news about Zachary. We are praying for you during this difficult time. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: The Plunkett family - IL

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember Zachary and his spirit. Thoughts and prayers for you all.Karen Stevens ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Stevens - Libertyville

“Kevin and family,My deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Brenda Smith

“Laurie, Kevin, and Ethan,I am so sorry to hear of Zack's passing. May God sustain you as you grieve. Much love, Joyce Neely ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. We never met Zachary, but we know he was greatly loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.-The Schleiden's ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Nathan Schleiden - Libertyville, IL

“I am sorry beyond words for the loss of your son. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Sue-Ann Rosen - Skokie, IL

“Kevin, my family and I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your beloved Zachary rest...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Eva LaCour - Chicago, IL

“My deepest condolences to Kevin and family. Sending prayers during this difficult time. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Soledad Santiago - Berwyn, IL

“Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you Mr.& Mrs D ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Mike & Debby Delainey - KS

Zach gave me this beautiful shirt! He was an amazing person with a great mind!
24 of 27 | Posted by: David Kreutz


25 of 27 | Posted by: Rebecca Townsend - Libertyville, IL

“So sorry for your loss. We never met Zachary, but we know he was greatly loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.--Bruce and Mary Damon ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: bruce and mary damon - macau

“I could not have asked for a more loving and compassionate son. Zachary was so kind and thoughtful of others, and for the short time we had him in...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Kevin Neir - Father


Zachary Edward Neir, 19, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at his home from complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was born January 25, 1997 in Highland Park, IL and has been a Libertyville resident for the past 16 years. He was a 2016 graduate of Libertyville High School and enjoyed his dog Maddie, video games, art and horseback riding.
Surviving are his loving parents, Kevin and Laurie (nee Kaney) Neir; his brother Ethan Neir; Grandparents, Marvin and Mary Lee Kaney of Freeport, IL and Dorice Neir of Atlanta, GA.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather John Neir.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until l:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Crosslife Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin Ave. Libertyville. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Equestrian Connection, P.O. Box 273, Libertyville, IL 60048. Arrangements are by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Info: 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.

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Burnett-Dane Funeral Home
120 West Park Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel. (847) 362-3009

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