Neal was born on March 30, 1943 in Los Angeles to Fred Visser
and Frieda Ernestine (Neal) Visser.
full name was Frederick Neal Visser.
walked into Heaven on February 11, 2017 in the early morning hours in Caldwell
He was one of four children – Marilyn (Marlie) Hansen,
Dorothy (Mieke) Visser and Dave Visser (wife Kathy).
Neal’s dad passed away when Neal was 14.
He attended Culter Academy from the 1
attended Biola College for 2 years, then transferred to Cal State LA, where he attended
for 3 years, majoring in drama.
With his family, Neal went to The Church of the Open Door in
Los Angeles while a child and young man.
He later found Saddleback Church in Orange County when there were only 300
attending services there.
He was at Saddleback
for 20+ years, being in various theatrical productions, and directing other productions.
At that time he also directed at other
venues, mostly for community theater.
Neal has two children with his first wife Carmen, daughter Chimene
Visser McNaughton (husband Craig) and son Justin Visser (wife Lydia and their
In his working life he
managed large dog shows across the country and then went into graphic arts, computer
software and networking management. His most enduring hobby was for model
railroads and trains
Judy met Neal at the 50 year reunion of Culter Academy
Judy had gone to Culter from
grade through the 8
grade in the same classes
But they had not seen each
other since then.
corresponded from a distance, she in Florida and he in Morro Bay CA.
Neal flew to Florida and proposed.
They were married on May 7
They moved to the Boise area (he had lived there before) in
2014 and have been there ever since.
Neal was a very loving man, easy to get along with, and easy to please.
He and Judy have had a delightful life
trading ‘barbs’ and joking with each other.
He had a passion for improvisation and theater arts, and hoped to reach
unchurched people through that medium.
loved going to church and sang with his entire being.
He worshipped God with his whole heart.