Neil Andrew Burr

Neil Andrew Burr, 60, passed away March 1, 2015, while resting comfortably in his home in Olathe, KS.

Celebration of life will take place Friday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.  Dan Naranjo will officiate. To honor his wishes, Neil was cremated.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Neil was born September 9, 1954 to Margaret (Juilfs) Burr and Orville Burr in Auburn, NE.  He attended elementary school in Talmage, NE, before moving to Nemaha Valley-Loganview High School.  He graduated from Wood River High School in 1972 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University.  Neil was united in marriage to Sandra Schwieger on September 21st, 1991.  For the past 15 years, he was employed as a Territory Business Manager for Car-Brite/Valvoline.

Neil is survived by wife, Sandra (Dorn) Burr, Olathe, KS; daughter, Kinsey (Andy) Bauer, Lincoln, NE; step-sons Mike (Jodi) Schwieger, Overland Park, KS, Kelly Schwieger, Pittsburgh, PA; brother Alan Burr, Alda, NE; sister Beverlee (Kevin) Keller, Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Cade, Cooper, and Carson Schwieger, Marlee Bauer, brother-in-law, Steve (Vicky) Dorn, sisters-in-law, Valerie (Ed) Dorn-Schuster, Becky (Russ) Schwenk, nieces Kiffin (Brian) Parrish, Shelli Keller, Bailee and Danni Schuster, nephews Kyle Keller, Johnny Dorn, and Max Schwenk.

Neil was a loving Husband and Father, as well as an active Grandfather, who enjoyed his grandchildren’s events.  He was surrounded and loved by all of his family and friends who loved his numerous jokes and puns.  He was extremely grateful to the staff at the Kansas City Cancer Center.  Neil’s endless laughs and positive effect on family and friends will be missed greatly, but never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neil’s family for designation at a later date.

Visits: 2


  1. R.R. on March 12, 2015 at 12:28 am

    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    “And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up…” (Daniel 12:2)

  2. Bryan Allison on April 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss of Neil as he was an exceptional and fantastic individual. I heard of his passing this morning from John Weaver. I was so stunned to hear this news as I never knew he was sick. Neil helped me a lot when I opened the Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim, PA. My condolences go to the family and friends of Neil as he made an impact on my life along with others. He was an outstanding individual and one of the nicest individuals I will ever recall. I am sorry for the loss of such a great guy. He will be sadly missed.
    And with all respects,
    Bryan Allison

  3. Don Prentice on August 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Not to long ago I heard about Neil’s passing and I was deeply saddened. Neil and I grew up together in Talmage from 1962 through 1968. He was probably my best friend during this time period. We had a lot of great times playing sports and just laughing and having fun. He was a inspiration to me and I’m sure all who knew him

  4. Skip Welch on December 28, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Neil was one of my closest friends in our high school years in Wood River. We were on the basketball team and track team together. Plus we were on mixed chorus as well. He was always a better athlete than I was so I enjoyed his influence. Those HS years we had together were the most fun years of my life.

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