There will be a funeral service on Friday, September 5, at 10:00 am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Gary Hegstad will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.
Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Mary Virginia was born on December 2, 1927, in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of John W. and Stella K. (Scott) Prather. She was raised at Ames.
On November 5, 1950, she married Dr. Arlo John Neumann at the First Methodist Church in Ames. She then joined him in Orange City, where she was a homemaker and also the office manager for “Doc’s” veterinary practice. In March of 2013, she became a resident of the Heritage House Nursing Home, and in October of 2013, she transferred to the Prairie Ridge Care Center, both in Orange City.
Mrs. Neumann was a member of the American Reformed Church. She liked assisting in the church kitchen. She also belonged to the Eastern Star and was active in the restoration of the Century House in Orange City.
She enjoyed collecting antiques and interior decorating. She traveled the world with her husband, in his work with draft horses, and she met many distinguished people on those trips.
Survivors include her husband of more than 63 years; three children, Linda Neumann, of Portland, Oregon; David Neumann, and his wife, Barbara, of Libby, Montana; and Penny Neumann Alley, and her husband, Martin Alley, of Vass, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Corey, Stephanie, and Lindsey Trimble; Greta, and her husband, Andrew Jensen; and Kristin, Erich, and Niklaus Neumann; two sisters-in-law, Barbara and Hazel Prather; and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cybil Neumann; and three brothers, John “Jack”, James “Jim”, and Joe Prather.
Memorials will be directed to the church kitchen fund and the Century House.