A private family memorial service will be held for Michael Thomas Neumann, 71, of Canton, TX, at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. The service will be live streamed from the church’s facebook page.
Michael passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Canton, TX.
Michael Thomas Neumann was born on May 5, 1949, in Dallas, TX, to parents, Ralph Thomas Neumann and Dorthy Juanita Smith Neumann. He was raised in Dallas and Pleasant Grove until moving to Canton in 1967, where he graduated from Canton High School. Michael later graduated from Sears Technical School with a certificate in technical repair. He married Lou Ann Caldwell on April 6, 1974, and they made their home in Canton. Michael was employed by Sears and Roebuck Co. for thirty-eight years. He worked on all types of appliances and progressed into the lawn and garden department as a tech, eventually becoming the technical operations manager. Michael attended Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood. He served faithfully as Vice President of the Methodist Men. Michael was instrumental in the Texas Ramp Project and was coordinator for Van Zandt County. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing drums. Michael had an infectious personality and never met a stranger.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Dorthy Neumann; sister, Patricia Neumann; grandmother, Ozena Smith.
Michael is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Neumann of Canton, TX; son, Robert Neumann and wife, Marian of Plano, TX; daughter, Ashley Marx and husband, Pat of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Johnny Maurice Neumann and wife, Mary of Mabank, TX; grandchildren, Thomas Henry Neumann and Anna Elizabeth Marx; sister-in-law, Judi Yarbrough of Edgewood, TX; along with several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Texas Ramp Project: P.O. Box 832065, Richardson, TX 75083-2065 or www.texasramps.org/
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