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THE WESTERN STAR, 14 September 1945
Obituary of ERNEST WALTER NEUMANN
E. W. NEUMANN DIES LAST FRIDAY

As Brickman He Helped Build Many Fine Structures

E. W. Neumann passed away at his home in Kiowa county Friday morning, September 7, 1945, at 9:30 a.m. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past few years and had a severe attack a few weeks ago, from which he never recovered.

After a brief service at the home the funeral was conducted from the Baptist church at Greensburg, Kansas, Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. Oyer who brought an appropriate and comforting message on some of Mr. Neumann's favorite scriptures.

The many beautiful floral offerings and the many friends attending the services showed the esteem on which he was held.

Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Hadley sang four of Mr. Neumann's favorite hymns - "The Old Rugged Cross," "Abide With Me," "Lead Kindly Light" and "In The
Garden."

The active pallbearers were: Loyde Eller, D. E. Tedrow, F. V. Corns, Grover Clarkson, E. F. McClaren and Dee Lewis. The honorary pall bearers
were: F. A. Fossen, H. F. Parkins, E. F. Bender, F. M. Johnson and Chas. Edwards.

Those in charge of the flowers were: Mrs. Chas. Edwards, Mrs. Paul Beitler, Mrs. Myron Delp, Mrs. O. C. Dunn, Mrs. E. F. Bender and Mrs. Loyde Eller.

Out of town relatives attending the services were Miss Agnes Neumann of Nickerson, Mrs. Mort Leonard of Tulsa, Okla., Joe Cheskey of Sterling, Dr. V. E. Cheskey of Halstead, Ed Cheskey of Herrington, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ragland of Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Baessler and Mrs. Logan Bianchi of Denver, Colo., T. C. Baessler, Mr. and Mrs. John Baessler and
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Marley of Coldwater and many friends from Coldwater, Lewis, Wilmore and Garden City, Kansas, attended the funeral.

Ernest Walter Neumann, son of Louise Aindt and Christopher Neumann, was born August 25, 1873, in Streinow, Germany. He was the second of nine
children. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.

When the age of eight he came with his parents to the United States to make their home. They first lived in Peoria, Ill., later moving to Delavan, Ill., where he finished his schooling and grew to manhood.

He was united in marriage with Lina Sophia Baessler on March 16, 1898, in Peoria, Illinois. To this union nine children were born. One son, Walter, preceded him in death at the age of eight years.

He and his family made their home in Delavan, Ill. until 1910 where he followed his trade as brickman and contractor. In seeking relief from asthma he and his family moved to Kansas in 1910, making their home on a farm in southern Kiowa county where they lived for six years, later moving to a farm on his own where he had lived the past 29 years.


Mr. Neumann passed away in the home he loved so much at 9:30 a.m., September 7, 1945.

He leaves to mourn his passing his faithful wife, Lina, three sons - Major Ernest K. of the U. S. Army, stationed in Berlin, Germany; Lester B. and Max W. of Kiowa county; five daughters - Mildred Hadley, Leonne
Dunn and Elsie Klug of Greensburg, Emma Lou Renner of Sterling and Avis Johnson of Lewis. He also leaves two sisters - Agnes Neumann of Nickerson, Kansas, and Bertha Leonard of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four brothers
- Theo of California, Karl, Max and Will of Illinois; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, of whom he was very proud; also a host of friends.

Mr. Neumann was raised in the Lutheran faith but at an early age became a member of the Baptist church of Delavan, Ill. Although he was always active in the rural Sunday school of his community, he retained his
membership in the Baptist church.

He enjoyed a wide circle of friends. His main interest in life was his home and family and, as expressed by his children. "He was the finest of dads." He was a good neighbor and true friend and will be missed by the
family and friends.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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