Carl Walter Neuman

Today, God
called our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great
grandfather, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend home to entertain the crowds in
heaven!  Carl Walter Neuman, age 84, of
Waupun, died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at his home.

He was born
on July 26, 1930, in Lebanon, son of Fred and Jueinitta (Stark) Neuman.  He was united in marriage to Lucille (Dins) who
preceded him in death in 1969.  He
married Evelyn (Schwarze) on January 19, 1974 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.   

Carl proudly
served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He just returned from the Badger Honor
Flight.  He was a member of the Immanuel
Lutheran Church and dedicated usher.  He
was employed as a tractor mechanic for a local John Deere dealership for over
35 years (the best John Deere mechanic in the area)!  He loved to play his concertina and entertain
the crowds. He was the number one fan of his great grandchildren attending
their baseball, basketball and softball games.  He was their number one fan.  Friday night fish fries were first on his
agenda for the start of the weekend.  
MJ’s will miss him!  He was an
avid fisherman and never kept a trout that wasn’t a premium prize.  He was an excellent car mechanic as well as
tractor mechanic.

Carl was an active
member of the American Legion (past commander), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fond
Du Lac Area Musicians, American Legion Honor Guard and the Waupun Volksfest
Committee. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Polka
Hall of Fame, and was appointed to the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame.  He enjoyed being with family, playing the concertina,
& trout fishing on the Mecan, the meanest stream around.  He played concertina for special events,
weddings, annual family reunions, assisted living centers, and Senior Centers.  He loved German festivals and attending grandchildren
and great-grandchildren’s Christmas programs.

Those Carl
leaves behind to cherish his memory include his eight children: Christina
(Robert) Beske of Adams, WI, Karen Baasch (Wayne Stobb) of Waupun, Cheryl
(Pete) Brodzeller of Wausau, Mary (Dennis) Mittelstaedt of Waupun, Donna
(Clyde) Maxwell of Waupun, Wayne (Gloria) Schwarze of Knoxsville, TN, Roy (Sue)
Schwarze of Alexandria, MN, and Brian Schwarze of Lakeworth, FL;  grandchildren: Gregory (Jenna)Beske and James
Beske, Shelly Lackey, Randy (Vicki) Lackey, and Kevin (Susie) Lackey, Eric
(Elizabeth)White and Adam White, Derek and Jamie Brodzeller, Tammy (Gregg)
Biever, Mike Mittelstaedt, Terry (Susan) Mittelstaedt, Katie (Joey)
Mittelstaedt, Clyde (Brandi) Maxwell), Andi (Mark) Colker, Erin Maxwell,
Stephanie Schwarze, Jennifer (Chris) Nies, Hannah Schwarze, Racheal (Chris)
Schwarze, Elwood (Woody) Schwarze, and Jon Schwarze; 26 great-grandchildren; one
great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and

In addition
to his first wife and parents, Carl was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles
Neuman; his brother, Marvin Neuman; a sister, Erna Uecker; his brother-in-law,
Orlando Uecker; and a great-grandchild.

services for Carl Neuman will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30
a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Elizabeth Lee
officiating.  Burial will follow at
Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun with American Legion Post 210 and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 6709 providing military honors.  Friends and relatives of Carl Neuman may call
on the family on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in
Waupun and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

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