Funeral services for Neuman Riskedahl will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be at the Hartland Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations, the VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Neuman passed away peacefully, Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Home.
Neuman Lemont Riskedahl was born on January 13, 1923, near Alden, the son of Leonard and Tillie (Stokkeboe) Riskedahl. He attended schools near Walters and later in Alden. A severe accident in his teenage years and his recovery defined Neuman’s resolve to be a positive model and be active throughout his life. On August 8, 1946, Neuman was united in marriage to Dorothy Johnson. They lived in Florida briefly while he was stationed there in the Army Air Corps. Dorothy and Neuman then farmed together near Hartland until 1994. Neuman was a dedicated member of his church and active in his community. He enjoyed retirement, living in Albert Lea, and Bancroft Creek Estates. Neuman was a gregarious man who enjoyed friends, conversation, dancing, travel and a good game. A simple visit from Neuman delighted many a heart.
Neuman was loving and proud of his family: sons Donn (Carol) Riskedahl of Clarks Grove and Reed (Rita) Riskedahl of Marshalltown, IA; grandchildren Kia (Darin) Harries of Jackson, MN, Cindy (Jon) Stelter of Owatonna, Chan (Lisa) Riskedahl of Maple Grove, MN, Jade (Ashley) Riskedahl of Hartland, Laura Riskedahl of Iowa City, IA, and Lynn (Brian) Gottleib of Charlestown, SC; eight great-grandchildren; sister Lillian Wyrum of Albert Lea; as well as his loving sisters-in-law; cousins; nieces, nephews; special friend Bea Slette, and other friends.
Neuman was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Tillie and his wife Dorothy in 1995.