Eric Dale Neumann, 63, Bremen, Ga., passed away Jan. 13, 2021, after a short stay at Tanner Medical Center, Vila Rica, Ga., of complications due to heart disease and diabetes.
He was born Nov. 28, 1957, in Goshen. He is preceded in death by parents, Harold Dale and Charlotte (Lee) Neumann; grandparents, Charles and Monnie Lee and Herman and Gladys Neumann; and cousin, David Christian Lee.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shirley Elaine (Miller) Neumann, married Sept. 4, 1981; three precious sisters and their husbands: Erin (Edward) Gerwels, Goshen, Alane Stutzman, Elkhart and Alise (Glen) Davidson of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law, Terry Miller of Cromwell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rev. Dennis and Joyce Haarer of Michigan; precious nieces and nephews, Daniel Miller, Amanda Schotter, both of Indiana; Elizabeth Gerwels of California; Ellen Simons, Adam Stutzman, Kendra Weirich and Bethany Zartman of Indiana; Emma and Aiden Davidson of Ohio; Angela Haarer of Kansas; Michelle and Mitchell Haarer of Michigan; Stacy Miller of Illinois; Greg Miller of South Carolina; Erick Miller of Indiana; and a number of precious great-nieces and nephew.
Eric was a member or attended the following; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Goshen, First United Methodist in Indianapolis and Bremen First United Methodist.
Eric graduated with honors from Goshen High School and furthered his education at Goshen College and Indiana University, South Bend. Eric retired in July 2020 after a 31year career with Delta.
As a devoted, beloved husband, Eric was also beloved as a big brother, son, grandson, uncle, nephew, manager, co-worker and friend. Being an avid reader, camera bug, world traveler, race enthusiast, friend of mankind and animal, history and sci-fi movie buff, manager and co-worker, he recognized the meaning and value of life. His all-too-sudden passing will be deeply borne by those who knew him. Eric was giving in life and in death. He gave his anatomical gift to Life Link so others would benefit.
Services were held in Georgia and a memorial service in Goshen is tentatively scheduled for March 6, at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church. Service time will be posted when confirmed.