In Loving Memory Of
Ione Audrey Neumann
Ionw Neumann, the daughter of Gerhard and Hulda (Preuss) Beeck, was born on December 31, 1929 in Hersey Twp., Nobles Co., MN. She moved with her family at a young age to farm near Fulda, MN. Ione attended country school and St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from the Fulda High School in 1947. Ione was united in marriage to William Neumann on August 7, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda. After their marriage they lived in Slayton. She worked in the Welfare Office in Slayton for many years. They moved to Mountain Lake, MN after Bill began working as their police officer. Ione worked as a bookkeeper for the City of Mountain Lake Electrical Dept. and later for Caldwell Packing. Bill passed away in 1992 and Ione moved to Fulda in 1995. Ione passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 91. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She helped to make quilts for the Orphan Grain Train. Ione enjoyed feeding birds in her yard, wintering in Arizona with Bill and watching golf on TV. Ione was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan.
Survivors include 2 brothers, Lyle (Merna) Beeck and Bernie (Lila) Beeck; 2 sisters, Isabelle (Larry) Koster and Evie Beck; many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bill Neumann, brother, Lester Beeck and sisters, Irene Schuur, Vi Christensen and Elaine Ruesch, Darlene Gehl and an infant brother.
A private family service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fulda, MN with Rev. Shawn Ethridge officiating. The organist is Loretta Gehl. Interment at Prairie Hill Cemetery Fulda, MN.
The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.
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