Emil Alfred Neumann, 80, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, passed away on August 26, 2018.
Emil was born in Kolno, Poland on April 8, 1938 to Amalie and Adolf Neumann Sr. Emil grew up in Poland, East Germany and West Germany before moving to Power, MT in 1954. Emil lived on a farm and attended Power High School, graduating in 1958. He was then drafted into the US Army and served until he was honorably discharged in 1960. Emil worked on the missile sites, for the Paris furniture store and helped his parents’ farm for seven years. In the fall of 1962, Emil went to visit his sister in Germany and there he met his beloved Lidia Hennig. They were married on January 4, 1963 in Herford, Germany. In 1967, Emil and his brother Helmut bought their Dad’s farm and farmed and ranched together near Power for 40 years.
Emil and Lidia taught their children many valuable life lessons that have helped them to succeed in life. They set an example of love and commitment to each other having celebrated over 55 years of marriage.
Emil served on the Cascade County Committee for the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) for nine years. He was elected by local farmers and ranchers to help FSA administer farm programs and provide information to producers.
One of Emil’s favorite past times was telling stories about growing up in Germany and Poland during World War II and immigrating to the United States. He eventually wrote a book and shared his life story and family tree with many friends and family.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and family functions and would always say, “Now this is living!” The family would remind him that “Every day is Father’s Day”. He had an infectious smile and loved to tell jokes to make everyone else smile. Gramps, we will always carry your memory in our hearts. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
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