OTTAWA — Earl Edward Neumann, 73, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 16, at his home surrounded by his family.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Ill. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.
Earl was born June 13, 1939, in Highland, to Everett and Mary (Hatton) Neumann. He married Mary (Kurtz) Montroy Neumann on Feb. 15, 2007, in Ottawa.
Earl's many interests and hobbies included various projects he proudly entered in the Sandwich and Bond County fairs. He was a consistent blue ribbon winner. He also was well-known for his breeding and handling of Irish Water Spaniels.
Earl loved people and befriended everyone. He was always known for his outgoing, joke-telling personality. Earl was never known to sit still too long. He enjoyed traveling and living in various places throughout the United States.
Earl loved his family and especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted and loving husband.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; four children, Alice (Jim) Ohlendorf, of Ottawa, Cindie (John) Lewis, of Ottawa, Michael (Patricia) Neumann, of Ottawa, and Robert (Ellie) Neumann, of Lithia Springs, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn (Kathy) Neumann, of Missouri; and five sisters, Ruth Ann Hunt, of Bunker Hill, Ill., Mary Jane Roller, of Sarasota, Fla., Nancy Beck, of Leesburg, Mo., Esther (Lloyd) Bentley, of Arcadia, Fla., and Martha Frieburg, of Saybrook, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Kevin Lee Sellers.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.MuellerFH.com.
Mueller Funeral Home
800 First Ave., Ottawa, IL 61350