Clyde H. Neumann, 72, of Geneseo, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Friday, May 20, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus, Silvis. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, May 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo. Visitation was held Tuesday prior to the Celebration of Life service at the funeral home. Military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry Geneseo VFW Post No. 5083. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Clyde H. Neumann Memorial Fund for a memorial at the Hennepin Canal.


Clyde H. Neumann, 72, of Geneseo, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Friday, May 20, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus, Silvis. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, May 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Geneseo. Visitation was held Tuesday prior to the Celebration of Life service at the funeral home. Military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry Geneseo VFW Post No. 5083. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Clyde H. Neumann Memorial Fund for a memorial at the Hennepin Canal.

He was born April 1, 1939, the son of William and Vera (Hillmer) Neumann. He married Barbara Mae Miner in September 1961. They later divorced. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from December 1961 through June 1965, where he was a  linguist specializing in Russian and speaking Japanese. Throughout his life, he co-owned a gas station and was a master plaster contractor working in the Geneseo area. He was a member of the American Legion and Don Cherry Geneseo VFW Post No. 5083. He enjoyed many sports, including bowling and rolle bolle. He played the piano and had a passion for fishing, enjoying deep sea fishing and two years ago was able to go fly fishing in Alaska with his daughter and grandchildren.

Survivors include his two daughters and spouses, Heidi and Troy Cambier of Fairbanks, Ala. and Amy and Mike Boldt of Waupaca, Wis.; four grandchildren, Teal Jodin and Teagan Lewis Cambier and Seth Michael and Bryce Miner Boldt; Lona DeKezel of Geneseo, who was like a daughter to him, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Jodi; his parents, and three sisters, Berniece Dietz, Marcia Miller Chamberlain and Lucille Bartels. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Genesis Illini Campus staff in the ICU and Telemetry Med/Surg units and Genesis Hospice, for their love and passionate care given to Dad throughout his time there.