THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roland W. Neumann
Roland Walter Red Neumann, 96, of Largo, Fla. passed away Thursday, May 30.
Born in Peshtigo on March 1, 1917 to Walter Neumann and Frieda Weber Neumann, he attended Peshtigo schools and worked as a painter at the Thompson Boat Factory prior to entering the Navy in World War II. His service was in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre as a Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class.
Following the war, he worked at the Cholette Hotel Lounge in Peshtigo for several years before becoming the proprietor of Ye Olde Oake Tavern on Dunlap Square in Marinette. In 1975 he retired and moved to Cape Coral Fla., then to Saint Petersburg and finally, to Largo, Fla. He enjoyed automobile trips and visiting the sights of Florida, boating, cooking and baking and watching his favorite baseball teams, the Cubs, the Braves and the Rays.
He was a proud Life-Member of the VFW, Amvets, 40 et 8 and Marinette Elks Club. He was also a long-time member of the American Legion and the Cape Coral German-American Club . He was married to Helen May Scheinert when his sons, Steven and Kurt were born in Peshtigo. Later, he married Jayne Diesing and moved to Menominee.
Survivors include his sons, Kurt (Candy) Neumann of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Steven (Rose) Neumann of Algonquin, Ill.; a brother, Richard Neumann of Marinette; four grandchildren, Stephanie Christy, Megan Masanx, Jason Neumann and Patrick Neumann; six great-grandchildren; a niece Chris Dumke and a nephew, Rick Neumann and stepdaughters Gretchen Diesing Lyckberg, Susan Diesing Doetsch, Deborah Diesing and Tamara Diesing.
His wives, a grandson, Timothy Neumann and a sister-in-law, Betty Neumann, preceded him in death.
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