Neuzil, Carl Donald

January 16, 1955 - September 7, 2021

Carl Donald Neuzil was born on January 16, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa and passed away on September 7, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Carl was raised in a humble farming family where he learned the value of hard work, persistence, and self belief. These values served as a driving force throughout his life and, along with his strong conservative values, led to a successful business career.

Carl grew up watching airplanes on the farm, inspiring a lifelong love of aviation. He became a pilot in 1979 and continued flying throughout his life. His 50+ years of flying kindled a desire to mentor others, and Carl served in many leadership positions with non-profits to encourage youth. In addition to aviation, he greatly enjoyed antique cars, motorcycles, guns, hunting, camping, and all types of outdoor activities.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and JoAnne Neuzil, his infant sister, Mary Jo, and his father in law, Curtis Lindell. He is survived by his wife Darci Neuzil; children Nicole Neuzil, Keaton Dunker, Carley Neuzil (Mike), and Kelsey Lopez (William); siblings Harold Neuzil , James Neuzil, Catherine Kilbane, John Neuzil, Paula Piper, Amie Rockafellow, Eddie Neuzil, Anthony Neuzil, numerous nieces and nephews, mother in law, Jean Lindell; and his faithful and loyal dog, Max.

Carl was an outgoing, good natured person that never met a stranger. But to those that were closest to him, he will always be remembered for his sense of humor, character, strength, courage, compassion, gentle kindness, and devotion to his family.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Today the blue skies and the open roads are his.

Memorials can be made to:
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209


Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

13 replies on “Neuzil, Carl Donald”

Harold Neuzil says:

Carl and I the older him next,always together. We were always put together as alter boys, same size and blond. As on the alter worked together on most everything. We seen most things the same, but respected when not. The miles apart didn’t matter, we still talked and loved each other. Carl, I miss you! Love always 💖 Harold

Linda and George Campbell says:

You were the most loyal, kind, trustworthy friend to us. You were family. Celebrating life celebrations and holidays for over 30 years, you will always be missed. Fly those blue skies in God’s arms.
Linda and George Campbell

Karla Ralston says:

You came from a huge family and became part of our small one, and you made it better! So grateful to have known you and you kindness. Say “hi” to Curt and my Mom. You will be missed.

Patrickodooley says:

We had so many tremendous times together both in the air and on our motorcycles. Thanks for the trips and memories we made together. CAVU

Jim Conrow says:

Carl was a fun guy. Always willing to give a helping hand. He will be missed.

Dan and Pat Lindell says:

We are going to miss Carl so much; he was always pleasant and fun to be around. He was a great husband and father and he loved his family very much. Also proud of hus Ia roots and a proud Texan. There will always be a big place in our hearts for Carl.

Mark and Angie Calhoun says:

Pilots have a unique bond. Pilots who are also good friends have something truly unique. I will miss my very good friend Carl. We knew each other for a long time even before airplanes and I will truly miss him. To Darci and your family I am truly sorry about your loss and can only imagine the Grief you feel. You have friends around you who are here for you.

Kendall Johnson says:

He was Carlos and I was Peppy, memories will never be forgotten. Thanks for the flights and just knowing you. To the family my condolences… KJ

Julie Hayes says:

I am a cousin to Carl. I have fond memories of him. He was a wonderful person. My prayers and thoughts are with his entire family. A great loss.

Darrell L Phillips says:

So sorry to hear, I thought the world of Carl and Darci, Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, until we meet again.

Justina Marie Sansom says:

Carl you will be greatly missed. We had so many laughs over the years. You were always one of my favorite people. Love you forever.

Sean Lynch says:

From the Love Field Pilots Association we send our sincere condolences to the Neuzil family. Carl was one of our most loyal members. His continual smile and humor will be greatly missed.

Brian Hoffman says:

My sincere condolences to the Neuzil family. I always enjoyed my conversations with Carl, as he was always full of enthusiasm and positivity. He will be missed in the Dallas aviation community.

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