Neuman Riskedahl, 90, Albert LeaPublished 9:22am Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Funeral services for Neuman Riskedahl will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. The Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be at the Hartland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans organizations, the VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Neuman died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.
Neuman Lemont Riskedahl was born on Jan. 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 Aug. 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, Iowa; grandchildren, Kia (Darin) Harries of Jackson, Cindy (Jon) Stelter of Owatonna, Chan (Lisa) Riskedahl of Maple Grove, Jade (Ashley) Riskedahl of Hartland, Laura Riskedahl of Iowa City, Iowa, and Lynn (Brian) Gottleib of Charlestown, S.C.; 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.