Dick Neeman, Jr., 84, of Wausa died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.


Dick Neeman, Jr., 84, of Wausa died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

 

    He was born Dec. 7, 1927, at College View to Dick L. and Lima M. (Stevens) Neeman.  Dick was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Douglas, where his father and mother farmed. He attended country and high school at Douglas, graduating in 1945. 

 

    Following graduation, Dick joined the Navy and was stationed several places, including the Phillipines Islands; California; and Seattle, Wash. (Whidbey Island).

 

    On May 9, 1947, Dick  married Donna Gayle Wellman at Syracuse. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1949, the family returned to Douglas to farm. In 1967, Dick and Donna moved their family to Haxtun, Colo., where he managed a grain elevator. In about in 1970, they moved to Glenwood, Iowa, and later, Pacific Junction, Iowa.  In 1992, Dick and Donna relocated to Wausa where he worked as an over-the-road trucker until he retired in 2005 from Gray Carriers of Norfolk.
    Dick was a member of the Wausa United Methodist Church.

 

    He is survived by his wife, Donna G. Neeman of Wausa; daughters, Sandra (Darrel) Sinkler of Kilgore, Jacqueline (Monte) Faulk of Eaton, Colo., Becky Rae (Dave) Sexson of Littleton, Colo., and Pamela Kay Bolton of Denver; son Michael D. (Connie) Neeman of Norfolk; sister Ramona (Melvin) Mullennax; brother Duane (Barbara) Neeman; sister-in-law Arleen Hespen; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

 

    Dick was preceded by sister Wenona Boettcher, brother Boyd Neeman, sister-in-law Arla Neeman, and brothers-in-law Adolph Boettcher and Ervin Hespen.

 

    Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at United Church of Christ-St. John's in Syracuse.  Pastor John Finster will officiate, with burial in the Park Hill Cemetery at Syracuse. 

 

    Military honors will be conducted by Mid-Otoe County VFW Post #5547 and Massie-Richards American Legion Post #100.

 

    Visitation will be Sunday, from 5-7p.m., at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa.