Susan Kay Neumann, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on August 15, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Born on December 4, 1959, in Minneapolis, MN, Susan brought joy and love to everyone she encountered throughout her remarkable life.
Susan's journey began after graduating from Osseo High School in 1978. It was at a gathering in 1979 that she crossed paths with the love of her life, Jim Neumann. Their connection was instantaneous and undeniable. On April 25, 1981, Susan and Jim exchanged vows at Word of Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, MN - marking the beginning of a lifelong partnership filled with unwavering love and support.
The couple was blessed with four beautiful children: Heidi, Jennifer, Kimberly, and Michael. Susan dedicated herself to raising her children wholeheartedly and creating a nurturing home for them in Big Lake, MN. For 18 years, Susan and Jim cherished the joys and challenges of parenthood while building countless precious memories together.
In addition to being a dedicated mother and wife, Susan worked as an account clerk for Hennepin County for approximately ten years before deciding to open a daycare in her own home. Not content with just one entrepreneurial endeavor, Susan also founded JS Tent Rental - an undertaking that her son currently operates.
Despite balancing the demands of work and family life, Susan always made time for laughter and enjoyment. Her contagious laugh and beautiful smile could light up any room she entered. She shared many wonderful adventures with Jim as they traveled to Europe, Branson, and Florida together. They also enjoyed six cruises to Caribbean, Cuba, and Mexico. These cherished moments allowed Susan to embrace her love for exploration and create lifelong memories with her soulmate.
Susan's passions extended beyond travel. As an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, she never missed a game, always cheering passionately for her favorite team. Crafting, boating, camping, and gardening were activities that brought her immense joy and allowed her creative spirit to thrive.
While Susan had an impressive list of accomplishments and hobbies, above all else, she was a kind, loving, strong, and selfless woman. Her unwavering devotion to her family knew no bounds, and she always put their needs before her own. Susan's love for her children and grandchildren was immeasurable, and she took immense pride in their accomplishments.
Susan's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. She will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Jones, as well as many aunts and uncles.
Susan is survived by the love of her life for 42 years, Jim Neumann and her mother Irene Jones (Richard Wallaker). Her four children, Heidi Neumann, Jennifer Neumann, Kimberly (Nicholas) Kehoe, and Michael (Trisha) Neumann will forever carry the love she bestowed upon them. Four grandchildren - Lacey Kehoe, Arianna Kehoe, Colton Kehoe, and Hunter Kehoe - were undoubtedly the light of Susan's life.
Her furry companion Tasha was not just a dog but a cherished member of the family who provided endless comfort and companionship throughout the years.
Susan is also survived by her siblings: Randy Jones (Sharon Utendorf), Steven (Kristin) Jones; aunt, Judy (Jim) Cress, and uncle,Doug (Mary) Jones. Their bond as siblings brought immense support and strength during difficult times. Many nieces, nephews, brother-in-law and sisters-in-laws also share in mourning the loss of Susan.
A visitation to honor and remember Susan's incredible life will be held on August 25, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory, located at 659 Voyager Drive NW, Alexandria, MN, 56308.
Additional visitation will take place on August 26, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church, situated at 526 State St, Evansville, MN, 56326. A funeral service will follow at the same location from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Lastly, a graveside service will be held on August 26, 2023, at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. The service is scheduled from 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM and will be a time for family and friends to bid their final farewell to Susan.
As we mourn the loss of Susan Kay Neumann, let us also celebrate the incredible impact she had on all our lives. Her legacy of love and compassion will forever remain in our hearts. May her soul find eternal peace.