Christine Jahde Neal, 61, of Granger, IN, formerly of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, November 29th in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN, following a lengthy illness. Christine was born January 2, 1958, in Monmouth, IL, to the late Marilyn (Watson) and Henry Jahde and had lived in the Michiana area since 1992 coming from Denver, CO. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Steven Jahde. On September 4, 1981, in Monmouth, IL, she married Trevor Neal who survives. Also surviving are her twin daughters, Abigail and Isabel Neal and son, Alex Neal all at home; and one brother, Eric Jahde (Mara’d) of Parker, CO. Christine graduated Western Illinois University in 1981, earning a BS degree in Elementary Education. Pursuing her life-long goal of becoming an attorney, she studied at Cambridge University and graduated Valparaiso School of Law in 1993. Following her successful completion of both the Indiana and Michigan State Bar exams, she accepted a position as Federal Law Clerk for Chief Judge Allen Sharp. She excelled as a lawyer, but her true passion and love was her family. After the birth of her son Alex in 1995, she elected to stay home and raise her family; as good as her skills were in the field of law, they paled in comparison to her abilities as a mother and wife.
Mass of Christian Burial will 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monmouth IL. Interment will follow at Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the McGuire and Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. In honor of her concern for unwanted pets, memorial contributions in Christine’s name may be made to Western Illinois Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 145, Monmouth, IL, 61462 or email@example.com. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth is in charge of the local arrangements. For more information please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.