Henry Neumann

Henry Daniel Neumann

Wednesday, September 8th, 1926 - Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Henry Daniel ‘Dan” Neumann passed away November 22, 2019 in Quincy, WA. He was born September 8, 1926 to Henry M and Catherine (Desmond) Neumann in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone. A proud “Zonian” he loved to share stories about his childhood exploring the jungles and beaches of Panama, often “embellishing” for the joy of his grandchildren. He enjoyed summer visits to his grandparent’s farm near Kenosha, Wisconsin.

In 1944 he graduated from Balboa High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was trained as a radio operator and spent the remainder of WWII stationed in the Canal Zone (just a few blocks from the family home). He was honorably discharged in 1946 and enrolled in Canal Zone Junior College, graduating in 1948. In 1949 he moved to Lawrence, Kansas to attend the University of Kansas school of Engineering and Architecture, earning his degree in 1953. While at the University he joined the Air Force R.O.T.C. and remained a Reserve Officer until retiring in 1986 with the rank of Major. In 1955 he moved to Quincy Washington working first for the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service and later for the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation Irrigation Division. He took great pride in his work as an engineer and project geologist on the Columbia Basin Project, ground water and drainage branch.

In 1960 he married the love of his life Margaret M. Hale. After his retirement from the Bureau in 1983, Dan and Marge filled their days with their shared joy of gardening, traveling and spending time with family. They were known for jumping in the car and driving to places across the U.S. and Canada. They enjoyed many activities of the Retired Officers Association. Dan’s Catholic faith was very important to him and he was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Parish and of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed religious pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Lourdes, Israel and Spain. He often volunteered at the Quincy Food Bank where visiting with the customers was his favorite part. No one was ever a stranger to Dan. He loved spending time surrounded by family and was always the first to volunteer when a family member or neighbor needed help. He was an avid reader, sports fan “Rock Chalk Jayhawks!” and appreciated all styles of music and dancing. Dan was known for his kindness and infectious laughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Catherine; wife Margaret; brother John Neumann; many sisters and brothers in-law and is survived by his daughter Linda (John) Couture; grandchildren Daniel (Lyliane) Couture, Holly Cook, Fr. Patrick Couture S.J. and Megan (Robert) Couture-Bates; great grandchildren Olivia (Skyler) Soliai Dunkin, Delaney Cook and David Couture; great-great granddaughter Audrey Soliai Dunkin; siblings Sr. Eileen Neumann FSPA, Edwin Neumann, Rosemary Pappe, sister in-law Doloris Fortier and dozens of niece and nephews.

Holy Rosary will be held Friday, December 6 at 4:30 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 am at St Pius X Catholic Church.

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Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 4:30am
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 4:30am
    St. Pius X Catholic Church
    805 Central Ave. North
    QUINCY, WA 98848
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  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Pius X Catholic Church
    805 Central Ave. North
    QUINCY, WA 98848
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    Father Patrick Couture
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 |
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019
    Quincy Valley Cemetery
    625 F Street SW
    QUINCY, WA 98848
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Fran Grant

Posted at 12:37pm
Linda and family

I just learned of Dan's passing and your all in my prayers. Boyd recently passed away also and I remember the years they commuted together to work in Ephrata and the some of the funny stories they told about that. Dan was a remarkable man
who had a passion for life and lived it to the fullest.

Fran Grant

Carol Simpson

Posted at 07:59pm
I didn’t know Dan well but I always loved the way he said the blessing before dinner was served on Thursday nights at the Quincy Senior Center. He always sounded so strong and sincere!

Gretchen and Bill Robertson and family

Posted at 03:55pm
With loving memories of "Henry Neumann", my Godfather and Uncle. We will miss you; but know you are in heaven with our Father.
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Henry Neumann

Posted at 11:30am
Hi Uncle Dan, you will be greatly missed. Henry & Chatthita, Aileen Neumann. Ed Neumann family.
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Edwin D Neumann

Posted at 11:11am
Fairwell Dan, You were a great Big Brother. I'll miss you. ED & Edwin Neumann Family
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