Adeline Alma Neumann, age 94, passed away August 22, 2020, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. A private family funeral will be held at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service. A public graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the Ellsworth Cemetery in rural Darwin.
Adeline Alma Neumann was born on April 1, 1926, in rural Eden Valley, MN to Otto and Alma (Ludtke) Hukriede. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Eden Valley. Adeline was a 1943 graduate of Eden Valley High School. After graduation she worked briefly at Waller Drug and the Litchfield Bakery before beginning employment with the Northwestern National Bank in Litchfield until 1976, when she became a full time homemaker.
She was married to Glenn Smith of Greenleaf Township in 1946. Two boys, Gary and Gale were born from this union. Glenn died on August 27, 1973. She was married to Lowell Neumann of Litchfield on August 10, 1974, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield. As an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield and King of King’s Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, Arizona, Adeline participated in Ladies Aid and Vesper Guild activities, the choirs, and assisted with member ministry work. In Litchfield she also assisted as a community volunteer with the Bloodmobile. After her husband Lowell’s retirement in 1988, they had been wintering in Mesa Arizona and spending the remainder of the year at their home in Litchfield. In 2004, they moved permanently to Apache Junction, with summer visits back to Minnesota. Adeline enjoyed walking, water exercises and craft work in which she excelled in tatting, making greeting cards and picture painting.
Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn Smith, sister Viola Pratt, brothers Gordon, Vernon, Russell, Ronald, and Arthur, daughter-in-law Pat Smith and step granddaughter Tina Garsid. She is survived by her husband Lowell Neumann of Litchfield, sons Gary Smith, Gale (Darlene) Smith all of Litchfield, brother Wayne (Liz) Hukriede of Minneapolis, 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 5 step-great grandchildren and 2 step-great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.