Patricia E. Neumann

May 8, 1921 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 96)

Patricia Neumann, 96, of Sparta and formerly of Norwalk died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.

She was born on May 8, 1921 to Patrick and Anna Mae (McCabe) Sullivan and grew up in the Leon area.  She married Norman Neumann on September 12, 1945 and they operated a farm in Norwalk for many years prior to moving to Sparta in 2003.

Patricia had been a resident at the Morrow Home since 2012.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards, and spending time with family.

Patricia is survived by her children: Patrick (Gerry) Neumann of Sparta, Mike (Jan) Neumann of Sparta, Jim (Karen) Neumann of Norwalk, Ruth (Stan) Zellmer of Madison, Charlie (Cathy) Neumann of Norwalk, Steve (Sue) Neumann of Sparta, and Norma (Dennis) Steinhoff of Sparta.  She is survived by grandchildren; Shawn Neumann, Mark Neumann, Dan Neumann, Lisa Waas, John Neumann, Sara Neumann, Emy Neumann, Andrew Neumann, Michelle Larson, Jeff Zellmer, Angi Leisso, Amanda Taylor, Alex Neumann, Alan Neumann, Jenny Ziegler, Ashley Iverson, Kari Neumann, Kylie Steinhoff and Shane Steinhoff.  She is further survived by 26 great grandchildren.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Norman, son Fred, brothers, Norbert Sullivan and Gordon Sullivan and sisters, Angela Thicke, Rita Baumbach, and Leona Hanson; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Ziegler.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta, with Father Keith Kitzhaber officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine’s Catholic Cemetery, Norwalk.

Visitation for Patricia will from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be offered to Patricia’s family at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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