Posted: Wed 2:43 PM, Sep 05, 2012
Funeral Home: Schmidt & Schulta
Geraldine "Geri" Neuman, 90, Wittenberg, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2012 under the care of her family and AseraCare Hospice at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
She was born on July 17, 1922 in the Township of Germania, Shawano County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Wagester) Cotter. On December 30, 1944, Geri was united in marriage to Orin Neuman at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Tigerton. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2006.
Geri was employed at the former Birnamwood Plywood and the couple also owned and operated Neuman Chimney Cleaners with their family. She was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers, but especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sporting events. Geri also enjoyed Thursday's, where she would peel potatoes and make coleslaw for Silver Lake Lanes in Scandinavia.
Survivors include her children, Diane (Joe) DeBaker, Leopolis, Linda (David) Fletcher, Gloria Keen, all of Wittenberg, Sherry Kielblock, Scandinavia and Jeff (Laurie) Neuman, Eland; one son-in-law, Richard Potrykus, Wittenberg; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Jessie Neuman, Tigerton, Caroline (Carl) Rusch, Appleton and Sylvia Cotter, Tigerton.
In addition to her husband and parents, Geri was preceded in death by a son Duane "Butch", a daughter, Peggy Potrykus, great-grandson, Caleb Thiel, son-in-law, Charlie Kielblock, two sisters and five brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Tigerton. Fr. Patrick Lloyd will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4pm to 7pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Thursday, at the church, from 10:00 am until the time of services. There will be a parish prayer service on Wednesday at 7pm. The family guest book and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.