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1947 Thom 2023

Thomas Robert "Thom" Neveu

June 18, 1947 — October 4, 2023

Battle Creek


Thomas Robert "Thom" Neveu, age 76 of Battle Creek and formerly of Westland, Michigan passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023.  He was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on June 18, 1947, the son of Edward J. and Mary (Hoolihan) Neveu.  Thom grew up in Westland, graduating from St. Mary’s High School and furthered his education at Eastern Michigan University.  He faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army during Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart.  Thom owned & operated an interior design company in the Westland & Livonia areas for several years. In the late 1980’s, Thom began receiving services from the Battle Creek V.A. which helped him to a “New Beginning”, that lead to a great life.

Thom showed horses as a youngster and enjoyed collecting movies & DVD’s, with a collection of more than 2500 titles.  In his later years, he enjoyed cruising the countryside in his 1929 Mercedes Benz Touring Roadster.  But most of all, he loved walking the property, enjoying the ponds, creek & wildlife, and spending time with his dog, “Pip”.

Thom is survived by his brother, Dennis (Cindy) Neveu; sister-in-law, Lynn Neveu; nephews, Dennis (Bridget Siniakov) Neveu II. and Adam Neveu; and special friends, Bob (Erica Humeston) Reichel and Michael Peck.  He was preceded in death by his partner, Ken Jennings; his parents; a sister, Patricia Duby; brothers, Phillip and Michael Neveu; and a niece, Nichole Neveu.

Interment services with full military honors will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators.  Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.  Personal messages for the family may be placed here at


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Interment with full military honors

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 W Dickman Rd, Augusta, MI 49012

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