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Neal K. DeGarmo of Racine died Monday, October 14th.  He joins his wife Alayne of 64 years after only 80 days of being apart.

Neal and Alayne, as minors, and were married in Idaho on their way to start lives in California. They had one child, Lynn.

Both Neal and Alayne earned college degrees and had successful careers. Neal ran for state Assembly twice, almost beating an incumbent. He met with Presidents Nixon and Reagan. He was successful and had multiple welding, pipe fabrication, and real estate companies. Both Neal and Alayne were brokers. Alayne had a doctorate in law.

Funeral services will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 9000 Washington Ave, on Friday, November 8th at 11 a.m.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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