Dick Neumann

Private services will be celebrated for Dick Neumann, 74, of Carroll at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at St. Lawrence Church-St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. Celebrant will be Fr. Shinoj Jose.

Instrumental music will be by Kate Cuddy. Lectors will be Cheyanne Neumann, Kaia Neumann and Riley Coats.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mitchell Neumann and Paxton Neumann. Pallbearers will be Ashley Neumann, Taylor Neumann, Devin Berendsen, Caden Neumann, James Dirkx, John Snyder and James Bender.

The public is invited to attend the burial following funeral services at Carroll City Cemetery, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Military honors will be by Carroll American Legion.

Weather permitting, Dick’s family will greet family and friends 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, outside of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll while a viewing will be inside the funeral home.

In case of inclement weather, visitation will be moved inside the funeral home, and strict COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Funeral arrangements are by Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll.


Those attending services are required to wear a face covering and abide by COVID-19 restrictions.

Dick died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Born Oct. 15, 1946, in Ida Grove, Dick was the son of Mary and Pat Thies. He spent his younger years in the Arthur area and graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School in 1965.

Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. between 1965 and 1968.  

On June 19, 1970, he married the love of his life, Camela Breon, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. Dick and Camie remained in the Odebolt area following their marriage, where they raised their children.

Dick and Camie later moved to the Carroll community, where they continued to make memories for their nearly 47 years of marriage. He farmed many years, followed by working for Bil Mar Foods in Storm Lake and later retired from Pella Corporation in Carroll.

In his retirement, Dick continued his love of farming by helping out at the Dan Ackerman Farm in Sac County.  

Dick loved camping, especially sitting around the campfire, enjoying his Old Milwaukee late into the night. He never lost his roots in farming and enjoyed tinkering with his 720 John Deere tractor, which he still used, from time to time, to rake hay.

Dick also enjoyed taking his 1939 Chevy truck, that he proudly restored, out for drives. Always a fan of sports, you could find him cheering on the Steelers, Yankees, Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

Dick was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. He loved his family and cared deeply about his children and grandchildren.

Friends and family never doubted the undeniable love and adoration he had for his Camie, and now find solace in knowing they are together again.  

Survivors include two sons: Chad Neumann and wife, Ann, and Travis Neumann and wife, Sara; and a daughter, Shannon Neumann, all of Carroll.

Also surviving are his grandchildren: Ashley Neumann, Taylor (James) Dirkx, Devin Berendsen, Caden Neumann, Riley Coats, Cheyanne Neumann, Kaia Neumann, Mitchell Neumann and Paxton Neumann; his brothers: Wayne, Gerry, Don and Bob; extended relatives; and many dear friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Camela, in 2017; his parents, Pat and Mary Thies; his siblings: Lois Johnson and Michael Thies; and his mother- and father-in-law, Tom and Dorothy Breon.

Online condolences may be left at www.sharpfuneral.com. Those wishing to mail a memorial may direct it to the Dick Neumann Family, c/o Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA, 51401.