Lester F. Neuman, age 85, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Port St. Joe, Florida.
The visitation will be at Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There will also be a visitation at St. Jerome”s Catholic Church in Columbus on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Steven J. Kortendick officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael”s Cemetery, Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Lester Frank Neuman was born on September 3, 1926 in Waupun, Wisconsin to Frank and Leona (Davis) Neuman. He attended a one-room school house in rural Beaver Dam and later married his sweetheart, Delores Nehmer, on January 4, 1949 in Sun Prairie. Lester retired from Kirsh Foundry in 1987, where he worked as a grinder. He enjoyed deer hunting and working on his Minneapolis Tractors and also had his hobby farm that occupied much of his time. Later in life, Lester bought a home in Port St. Joe, Florida that he would spend his winters at. He was extremely thankful for the friends that he made in Port St. Joe and considered them to be his second family. His children are very grateful for all his wonderful friends. Lester also had family history with his home parish, St. Michael”s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. After its closing, he attended St. Jerome”s Catholic Church in Columbus.
Lester is survived by his daughters, Barb (Darrell) Lenz of Randolph, Susan (Ambrose) Reihbandt of Beaver Dam, Carol Neuman of Beaver Dam, and Cindy (Tom) Graff of Grand Marsh; sons, Lester C. (Lois) of Beaver Dam, Mike (Mary) of Casco, Ken (Pam) of Beaver Dam, and Jim (Kim Buss) of Columbus, 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; a half-brother, Bill Johnson of West Allis, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a granddaughter, Lori Kay, a son-in-law, Durwin Drews, brothers, Bobby and Teddy, one half-brother, and two half-sisters.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Lester F. Neuman”s name to Green Valley Enterprises, 1223 Madison St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Monday, March 19th, 2012, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, 10:00am – 10:45am, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church – Columbus
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, 11:00am, St. Jerome’s Catholic Church – Columbus
St. Michael’s Cemetery-Beaver Dam