Rebecca Neu

BRAIDWOOD— Rebecca Diane Neu, 21, of Braidwood, IL, passed away peacefully, Sept. 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by family.  
Rebecca was born on Feb. 26, 1996.  Rebecca was known to others as adorable, funny, empathetic, adventurous, considerate, generous, strong, beautiful, fierce, happy, bright, Disney fanatic, and a true sister.  She was also very loyal and had a great love for children.  
Rebecca attended Kankakee Community College and aspired to be a Special Education Teacher.  She had a smile that could light up the world.  
Surviving are father and mother, Daniel and Lisa Neu of Braidwood, and mother, Jessica Metzen;  brothers and sisters: Vince Brand Jr., Katelyn Lawrence, Cody Nicholson, Alyssa Nicholson, Raianne Brand, Jordan Neu, Jakob Brand, Payton Neu, and Joshua Neu; grandparents: Ron and Judy Bockstahler, Dorothy Bockstahler, and Maureen Sanders; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  
Preceding her in death were her grandparents: Charlotte Neu, Russell Neu, Darrell Showin, and Charlie Metzen; sister, Bobbi Jo Lawrence; and two uncles: Robert Latimer and Jason Metzen.  
Cremation rites have been accorded.  
Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with memorial service following at 7:00 p.m.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be directed to Reed Custer Cares Association.  
For more information and to visit her online guestbook please log on to or find us on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home.
Funeral services have been made under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.