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Joseph M. Neumann

Joseph M. Neumann

Joseph M. Neumann, 64 of Bemidji died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Philips Catholic Church in Bemidji, MN with Fr. Adam Hamness officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the spring at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wilton, MN with military honors under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

He was born August 8, 1949 in Bemidji, MN to Joseph and Fern Neumann. He attended St. Philips School through 8th grade and went on to graduate from Bemidji High School. In 1969 Joe enlisted in the Air Force. After his discharge, he completed computer training and went to work for Bank Americard in Minneapolis. In 1977 Joe returned to Bemidji to attend Vo-Tech. He completed the carpentry course and then worked as a carpenter. In 1982 Joe enrolled at BSU and earned his degree in computer science. He worked at BSU in computer science until his retirement in 2012. Joe was a life long member of the St. Philips Catholic Church. He was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his closest and dear friend, JoAnn Anderson, who volunteered 12 years ago to walk the journey with him as he fought multiple myeloma and MDS. There are no words to express this familys gratitude. Joe is also survived by his brother Paul (LuAnne) Neumann; 3 sisters Peggy Neumann, Pat Neumann and Eileen Olmscheid; 2 sons Samuel and David Neumann; nephew Derek Neumann; nieces Sherise (Dave) Grace and Vicki (Will) Daniels and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Paul and Fern Newman.

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