Lawrence Neuman, 78, of Independence, Iowa, was called home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at MercyOne in Dubuque, surrounded by his children. To honor Lawrence’s life, a memorial service will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at the Trinity Bible Church, 125 Orchard Dr, in Cedar Falls on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Family and friends are welcome to join in through Facebook live. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Lawrence’s family.
Lawrence, AKA Chief, Butch, or Larry, was born on July 31, 1942 in Waterloo, IA, a son to Walter and Donna (Bayeh) Neuman. In Sept. 1961, Lawrence joined the U.S. Navy and completed 3 tours on the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63, V1 Division. In 1965, he was honorable discharged with the rank of ABH2. Following his time in the service, he moved back to Waterloo and invested over 15 years with John Deere. Lawrence had three children with Sandy (Dorwin) Neuman; Nathan (Allison) Neuman, Heather (Dave) Oltrogge, and Ben (Dana) Neuman. He later married Jeannie Neuman and helped raise her daughter; Vicki (Tavis) Addison. Lawrence owned and operated System Services alongside his son, Nate, until he retired. He thoroughly enjoyed retirement and embraced every opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends, especially with his undeniably adored grandchildren. Golfing, which he referred to as “another day at the office”, was always at the top of his list and overseeing the 3 Elms Golf Course League in Independence brought him true joy. He also enjoyed scuffing the tip of his pool cue with a cold drink nearby whenever possible, showing off his karaoke skills for those willing to listen, along with painting and working on his most recent puzzles. Our hearts are broken today, but thankfully we have an abundance of memories to help heal the tears through the days ahead. We are so very thankful that we were blessed to have a wonderful family vacation to Tennessee this July that was filled with fellowship, fun, and much laughter. Lawrence will be missed by all who knew and loved him and we now wait patiently to see his joyful smile once again.
Lawrence is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 siblings, Tom (Kim) Neuman, Evansdale, IA, Nancy (Cliff) McFarland, La Porte City, IA, Carol Pettengill, Moorhead, MN, Patty (Monty) Martin, Sabin, MN, and John (Susie) Neuman, Athens, MI.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Michael and Jerry; and 1 sister, Gloria.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence’s name to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences for Lawrence’s family may be left at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
Trinity Bible Church
125 Orchard Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613
December 12th, 2020 at 10:00 AM