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Neumann, Richard "Dick" H. -

Richard "Dick" H. Neumann

Kalamazoo - 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 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ted Koehl officiating. 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. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078