Trae Wesley Neukam, 29, of Connersville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born in Connersville, IN, on November 4, 1992, to Kevin Neukam and Christal Bunch Dunaway.

Trae was a 2011 Connersville High School graduate, while in attendance he participated in the boys’ basketball and baseball programs. He was currently employed at GEMCO Construction where he installed HVAC systems. Trae had been attending Crosspointe Biker Church in Connersville.

Trae had a tremendous love for sports. His love began at a young age while playing baseball and continued as an adult playing softball. Trae took pleasure in playing a game of 3 on 3 basketball with his friends. He enjoyed relaxing in the outdoors, kayaking, playing cornhole, and fishing. If he wasn’t at work, he was spending time with his family. The love that Trae had for his daughter, Madilyn, was incomparable. Trae was a good man with a heart of gold, he had a contagious smile and his laugh echoed everywhere he went.

He will be thought of often by his mother and stepfather, Christal (Denny) Dunaway; his father, Kevin Neukam; and his daughter, Madilyn Traely Marie Neukam. Those that he has left behind to cherish his love and memories are his sisters, Reygan (Logan) Seale, Abby Dunaway, and Paige Dunaway; brothers, Logan Neukam and Aaron Dunaway; nephews, Jaxon and Rowan Seale; maternal grandparents, James & Vicki Burns and Earl & Carol Mosier; paternal grandfather, Terry Neukam; honorary grandmother, Kay Rosenberger; great grandmother, Barbara Bunch; his Godfather Keith Wedmore; and his companion, Katelann Basham.

He is preceded in death by a stepfather, Travis Over; paternal grandmother, Betty Sue Gregg; great grandfather, Lowell Bunch; and his honorary grandfather Keith Rosenberger.

Friends and family may gather on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, 513 W 8th Street, Connersville, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday July 18, 2022, at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow at Everton Cemetery.