Carl H. Neumann graced the earth from December 14, 1928 until September 1, 2008. He traveled peacefully to heaven, always created to be God’s friend forever and to walk with Him each day. His soul and spirit will live forever.
     Cedar Falls, Iowa was his birthplace to parents, Minnie (Minerva) and Philip G. Neumann. His family farm has been in the family for over 100 years.
He graduated from Janesville in 1946. He met his future wife in a high school play and married on December 24, 1947. He received his B.A. in Science from the University of Northern Iowa (Teacher’s School) in 1949. Later he was a scholarship student with the National Science Foundation and received his Master’s Degree.
      Teaching was his main career as a biology/chemistry teacher. In 1960, the yearbook was dedicated to him. Our dad traveled many places, but his favorite place was with his family, the garden and on the river at Cedar Glynn. He loved sports, coaching baseball, and pitched in the minor baseball leagues. Later in his career, he excelled as a School Principal/Administrator. During his administrative career, he was nicknamed “Cool Carl”.
As a writer, he wrote “Catch Mr. Catfish” in 1972. Truck gardening was another of his passions. His brand “Neumann cantaloupes” were sold in local grocery stores.
All of his brothers and sisters in Iowa pre-deceased him: George, Wilma and Lloyd. His youngest sister, Beverly Shirk (Bob) survives him in Tucson, AZ. Today in heaven, he is playing baseball, pinochle and cribbage with his siblings.
     He lives in the heart of his family in Faribault, dearly loved by his wife, Mona, daughter, Janet (Jeff) Chestnut and grandchildren, Peter (Alfred University, New York) and Tyler Chestnut (St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN). As the only grandfather to his grandchildren, it has been said, “Grandpa lives and dies with the game of hockey” and is proud of his grandson’s love of writing.
     His son, Jim, teaches near Shanghai, China. His youngest daughter, Julie Difrank (Jim) resides in Tucson, AZ. His children have followed in his footsteps with careers in teaching, medicine and nursing.
     His family expresses special thanks to Pastor David Hurtt and the staff of St. Lucas Care Center. Private family memorial services were held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.             Memorials will be donated to First English Lutheran Church in Faribault.
      When you hear a baseball whizzing by or a fish jumping, remember my dad on a sunny afternoon. . .

Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Steve and Lisa Sullivan
Saturday September 13, 2008


Carol was always an incredibly optomistic person. Always smiling and always a story to tell. He will be missed by so many people as he touched in special ways so many people. Our deepest sympathies. Steve and Lisa

Steve and Jean Abbott
Monday September 08, 2008


Thank you so much for sharing the obituary and the disc. It was beautiful, however, the disc brought many tears. Again, you have our sympathy for the loss of a wonderful man. We are sure he will live in the hearts of your family forever. As far as playing cribbage with his siblings-we hope they remember that he cheats. All our love, Steve and Jean