Jerold “Jerry” Neuman, 75, died at home on February 20, 2016.
Jerry was born on September 23, 1940 in Fairbank, Iowa to the parents of Walter and Donna (Baych) Neuman. He married Llona Mask in September 1963. Their son, Mark, was born on March 7, 1964. Llona and Mark died in November 1964.
He then married Diane Purdy on June 15, 1968. Jerry worked at John Deere from 1972 until he retired in 2000.
Jerry is survived by his wife; son, Jeff (Melody) Neuman of Vinton, Iowa; daughter Joleen Neuman (Dave Crapser) of Sherwood, Oregon; brothers Lawrence of Independence, Iowa, John (Susie) of Athens, Michigan, and Tom of Waterloo, Iowa; sisters Gloria Stout of St. Louis, Missouri, Nancy (Cliff) McFarland of La Porte City, Iowa, Carol Pettengill of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Patty (Monty) Martin of Sabin, Minnesota; brothers-in-law Lee Purdy of La Porte City and Gary (Nicki) Purdy of Mt. Auburn, Iowa; grandchildren Sean Dulin (Tabbi), Seth Dulin (Ally) and Shay Dulin (Glorianna), all of Vinton; great-grandchildren Bryson and Delaney Dulin, and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; a brother, Michael; brothers-in-law, Randy Pettengill and Ed Stout.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and most of all, his family.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the La Porte City Community Center, 301 Commercial Street, on February 27 from 12-4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.