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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

Samuel "Sam" Neumann

of Philip formerly of Cottonwood, South Dakota, died on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre at the age of 80

Samuel Carl Neumann was born July 27, 1938, on his parents’ farm/ranch located eleven miles south of Cottonwood, the son of Carl William and Maude (Redman) Neumann. Sam attended rural school until the 3rd grade and was home schooled after that. As a young man he stayed on the farm/ranch with his parents and his brother, Ernest.

Sam was united in marriage to Gail E. Flatt on December 15, 1973. After their marriage they resided on the Neumann Ranch. During that time, he and his brother and their wives operated a dairy for over 50 years, which was one of the first dairies to have computerized machinery in the United States. They also raised wheat and cattle.

In 2000 Sam and Gail retired and moved to Philip. Even though he was in town he stayed involved with the ranch. Sam would often drive out to help with work at the ranch and also bringing parts and supplies.

Sam enjoyed any activity that got him outdoors, from hunting and fishing to rock hunting. He especially loved spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Gail of Pierre; two sons, John (Tabatha Swartz) Neumann of Cottonwood and Bill Neumann of Pierre; daughter, Cindy Bechard of Pierre; seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mickey, his parents and his brother Ernest “Ernie” Neumann.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip with Ken Toews officiating.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:00 a.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Ken Toews

Karen Toews - Pianist
Congregational Hymn
"The Old Rugged Cross"

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

  • South Dakota ~ Joe Marion Thompson Hot Springs,S.Dak. (2/3/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ Joe Marion Thompson Hot Springs,S.Dak. (2/3/2019)
  • SD ~ JUDY GOLDHAMMER WALL (2/1/2019)
  • So sorry for you loss Gail and family. Will always remember growing up in the farming community and how family/neighbors helped each other. ~ Nancy Warner Verburg Mantorville MN (2/1/2019)
  • Always great visits with Sam. He was a good neighbor. Our prayers go out to the family. ~ Grady and Bernice Crew Cactus Flat (2/1/2019)
  • Gail and family, So sorry for your loss. Hold the precious memories close. ~ Karen Hanson Rapid City SD (1/31/2019)
  • Gail & Family, Our thoughts and prayers for your loss. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S.D. (1/30/2019)
  • Sending Prayers to all, love listening to Sam and his stories, he will be missed. ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (1/30/2019)
  • We will always remembering our days of being out-fished by Sam and hold them dearly in our hearts. Our prayers are with you all! ~ Kalcy Triebwasser, Colten Triebwasser, and Wylee Triebwasser Rapid City, SD (1/30/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss you all have our sympathy and prayers. ~ Kelly and Deanna Fees S. Dak and Az. (1/30/2019)