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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Mountain).

Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

John P. Neumann

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his home southwest of Philip at the age of 45

John Paul Neumann was born May 9, 1974, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the oldest of three children born to Samuel and Gail (Flatt) Neumann. John grew up on the family ranch north of the badlands and attended Kadoka schools, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1993. After high school, he did ranch work in the area as well as New Mexico and Colorado, until taking over the family ranch in 2002. During this time he also ran the Badlands Trail Ride at Interior for a number of years.

In 2013, John met Tabatha Swartz while trading horses. They were blessed with a son Stetson on December 19, 2018. He was John’s pride and joy.

John enjoyed fishing, riding horses, and his goats.

Survivors include his fiancé Tabatha Swartz and their son Stetson; two step-children Porshia and Chevy; his mother Gail Neumann of Pierre; his brother Bill Neumann of Pierre; his sister Cindy Bechard of Loveland, Colorado; his aunt Jean Neumann of Kadoka; and four nieces and nephews Rebecca, Nathan, Samantha, and Matthew.

John was preceded in death by his father Samuel “Sam” Neumann on January 28, 2019; and his uncle Ernest “Ernie” Neumann.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Ken Toews

Cindy Bechard - Musician
"This Is For You"
Karen Toews - Pianist
Congregational Hymn
"The Old Rugged Cross"

  • Gail & Family so very sorry for your loss! ~ Lynn Hanson Rapid City (6/23/2019)
  • Oregon ~ Kristi Stevahn Junction city (6/22/2019)
  • Gail,Bill, Cindy, and Families we were so sorry to hear of Johns passing you all have our deepest sympathy he will be missed. God Bless you and may he Rest In Peace ~ Kelly and Deanna Fees Rapid City S. Dak. (6/20/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family. ~ Russ and Tabby McBreen Sioux Falls SD (6/19/2019)
  • My thoughts are with all of you in such a heartbreaking loss. I pray that John now is riding on a wide open range without any fences and a fine horse under him. Way to young to gain his wings but I'm guessing someone else needed him more. Rest in peace.. you will be missed ~ Jeri Olson Belle Fourche (6/19/2019)
  • Gail and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter in 2015 and no parent should ever have to go through this loss. My heart and prayers go out to you. May you find peace in comfort during this time of great loss ~ Janice Heigh Rapid City, SD (6/18/2019)
  • SD ~ Jeri Olson Belle Fourche (6/16/2019)
  • Sending Prayers to all the Family ~ Bonnie Madsen Kadoka (6/14/2019)
  • So sorry Gail and kids Phil & I loved John he was such a good and kind guy would do anything for anybody that ask, Prayers ~ Joann Stark Seargeant Bluff, IA (6/14/2019)
  • Our great sympathy to you in this tragic loss. Christ is our great eternal hope. ~ Gary McCubbin Wadsworth, Ohio (6/14/2019)
  • Gail and family, our thoughts and prayers and tears. We remember so well the many times John visited us in his growing up years. He held a special place in our family. ~ Justin and Joyce Wheeler Philip, SD (6/13/2019)
  • Sorry to hear of your loss. He will be greatly missed. ~ Jan & Larry Miller Kadoka, S.D. (6/13/2019)
  • John was a good friend and fun to be around. I will miss him dearly. ~ Rhonda (Terkildsen) Addison Belvidere SD (6/13/2019)
  • I'm so sorry for your loss I met John while I was living in Kadoka and he would bring food to his aunt Jean who was my neighbor ~ Otis S. Perkins Nemo (6/13/2019)
  • I'll miss you buddy, the nights spent in the bedroll with you will always be remembered, RIP ~ Chase Kari Harding county (6/13/2019)
  • OR ~ Jeremiah Walker Carlton (6/13/2019)
  • Gail,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you the strength you'll need in the coming days.
    ~ Misty Workman Huntington, WV (6/13/2019)
  • To Bill and all your family!! Thinking of you all during this difficult time..Know that God is there next to you and that he is at Peace..Hugging you all closely.. ~ Vicki Pierre (6/12/2019)
  • Sympathy to the family in your loss. We enjoyed a ride in the Badlands many years ago when John had trail rides. ~ Bill and Marsha Sumpter Kadoka (6/12/2019)
  • We are saddened to hear of John's passing. He was always so kind to us and always had that grin of his. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for his entire family. ~ Matt & Kaci Harvey Interior (6/12/2019)
  • Sorry to hear about your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up together and spending weekends at the ranch ~ Jr. Smith Rapid City (6/12/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of the passing of John, he was a very nice person. Our hearts go out to his family. ~ Ansel & Teresa Wooden Knife Interior,SD (6/12/2019)
  • We were shocked and extremely saddened to hear of John's passing. It was just yesterday, it seems, that he was that little grinning kid riding the school bus with ours. God be with his family. ~ Kenny & Lyndy Ireland Philip (6/12/2019)
  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss! John helped us many years ago trail cattle. He was always good help and so pleasant to be around. Our prayers to the family during this very sad time! ~ Mike & Jena (Wheeler) Amiotte Interior, SD (6/12/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss. I met John when I worked at Minuteman Missal. He helped me get his cows out of Delta 1, when they would walk through oue little electric fence. He also helped me put that fence back up. It took us 20 minutes, where it took the young man that was our seasonal 2.5 hrs. to put up. John was very kind when I came to the house to ask him to help me. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. ~ Tom & Jackie Shull Wall (6/12/2019)