LeEtta Dorothy Neumann, 91, of Plainview died Monday, September 13, 2021 at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Plainview on July 8, 1930 to Arthur and Dorothy (Krusmark) Schulz. LeEtta grew up on the family farm east of Plainview. LeEtta attended country school and Plainview High school graduating in 1948.
On October 8, 1949 LeEtta married Elmer Neumann at Immanuel Lutheran Church. They made their home in rural Plainview on the Neumann family century farm until moving into town in 1988. She worked in the office for many years for Dr. Lyle Quiram and then after she retired she worked for a few years in the PEM school lunchroom as the “ketchup grandma”. Elmer and LeEtta celebrated 64 years together before Elmer’s death in 2013. LeEtta remained in her home until her passing and loved nothing more than visits from family especially grand and great grandchildren. She always had a hug and a homemade cookie in the cookie jar ready and waiting. She was active in her community and loved going to great grandchildren’s many ballgames, fairs, concerts and dance recitals.
LeEtta was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was very involved with the quilters and the Lutheran Church Woman’s Group, formerly known as the Ladies Aid. LeEtta has made many quilts over the years for the church. She was active with bible study and alter groups. She would always volunteer a baked good or helping hand when needed.
LeEtta is survived by children, Dorie (Mark) Oja of Redwood Falls, Tom (Roxann) Neumann of Plainview, grandchildren, Jessica (Damian) Krier of Plainview, Amanda (Adam) Bedtke of Altura, Vickie (Mike) Biehn of Cleveland, MN, Vincent (Pam) of Plainview, Matthew (Katie) Oja of Duluth, and Jonathon (fiancé Hannah Balfanz) of Minneapolis, great-grandchildren, Ethan (Jared) Neumann, Adalyn, Cullen, Hannah Bedtke, Amelia and Alyese Krier, Destinee (Dominic) Briggs, of Elgin, Mikenzie (fiancée Jaime Rowe) Krier and Courtney Krier, Kylee Kruger, Jackson and Brooklynn Neumann and Theodore and Penelope Oja and great great grandchild Teegan Briggs. Siblings Arthur (Joyce) Schulz, Ardith Arneson, Ellen (O’Dell) Lee, Larry (Estelle Carson) Schulz and Carmen (Jim) Nesler. Numerous nieces and nephews and a special cousin Doreen Sloan.
She was preceded in death her husband Elmer, one son Gary, one grandson, Jared, her parents and one sibling and brother-in-law Lucille and Marvin Zabel.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 18 at 11:00am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Plainview with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 a.m. till the time of the service at the church.
Memorials suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or School
Schad and Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with arrangements.
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