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Richard H. Neumann

Dick passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

He was born May 1, 1926 in Cheboygan, MI the son of Edward and Emma (Knaffle) Neumann. Dick served his country in the US Army as a Technical Motor Sergeant during WWII and was part of the US Constabulary after the war. For 33 years he had worked as a rural mailman for the US Postal Service until his retirement in 1983.

In his spare time Dick enjoyed building and remodeling homes, traveling, snowmobiling, boating, upholstering furniture and working on motors. He helped to build Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego in 1957 and helped start Hope Lutheran Church of Plainwell in 1980. Dick was a member of the American Legion for 64 years and the National Association of Letter Carriers for 65 years.

On October 12, 1950 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Cheboygan he married Carol Ritter who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Brad (Pam) Neumann of Kalamazoo; siblings, Frieda Brandau and Louis Neumann both of Cheboygan and Gladys Mees of Tucson, AZ along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Ruth Neumann, Rose Neumann and Lucille Socha and by an infant brother.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Dick’s family starting at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 3:00 P.M.

Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery in Mackinaw City, Michigan at a later time.

Military Honors by the Mackinaw City American Legion.

Contributions in memory of Dick may be made to

Hope Lutheran Church of Plainwell

Teen Activities Fund or

St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Cheboygan

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Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.winkelfuneralhome.com

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Bob & Jeanne Spagnoli

March 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the entire family. Dick was a great guy.

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Cindy Culver Gordon

March 13, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Brad and family – I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sending you all positive, healing thoughts.

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Bob and Joyce Bloom

March 14, 2018 at 8:58 am

Carol and Brad & Pam, We are thinking of you.

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Mary York ( Babrick)

March 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm

I am sorry for your loss….

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Jordan S

March 15, 2018 at 4:31 pm

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.Truly heartbreaking. Our Heavenly Father gives us a beautiful thought when He promises us that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also guarantees that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

(please visit jw.org for more info)

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Jordan S

March 15, 2018 at 4:32 pm

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.Truly heartbreaking. Our Heavenly Father gives us a beautiful thought when He promises us that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also guarantees that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

(please visit online at JW.org for more info)

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Roger & Margaret Pinard

March 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

Carol and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We hope all the precious memories of the life you shared will help to bring you peace and comfort.

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Mark E. DeLavern

March 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

Thoughts and prayers go out to Carol, Brad and family. I’ve know Dick for many years. First met him at Hope Lutheran Church in Plainwell.

Was part of a mens bible study that met at Big Boy for many years. Got to know Dick pretty well. Will surely miss him!

Mark

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