NEUMANN, Phyllis nee Cziok
Age 88 years died peacefully on Sat. November 8 2008 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Sauk Rapids, MN June 25, 1920 to John and Elizabeth Cziok. Survived by dear husband of 68 years, Rudy Neumann. Dear mother of Gary Carol of LaValle, WI, Laurel Bob Woodward of Franklin, WI and Craig of Simi Valley, CA. Loving Grandma to Jeff Sonya Neumann, LaValle, WI, Elise Steve Brandt, Janesville, WI, and Dan Jenny Neumann of Racine, WI, Bethany Tim Kreutzer of St. Johns, AZ, Dr. Gretchen Paul Sackmann, Wauwatosa, WI, Jessica Neumann, Surprise, AZ and Ashley Neumann of Simi Valley, CA. Godmother to Hope Ewest, Nancy Furnas, Kent Hein and Jeff Santarius. Great Grandmother to Connor and Taylor Brandt, Molly and Wyatt Kreutzer, Emilee Neumann and special Grandma to Damian and Michelin. She was preceded in death by her parents her father died when she was just 10 weeks old, her sister, Leah Erv Hein, and her brother Darel Cziok. She is further survived by Darel’s wife, Ginnie, and their children, Daun and Duane Cziok. She will be remembered by a host of loving relatives and friends.
Phyllis was offered a college scholarship, but couldn’t accept because of the extra costs of college during the years of the Depression. She graduated from high school at 16, a member of the National Honor Society, and immediately accepted a job at South Milwaukee Bank. While raising her children she continued to hold several responsible positions, with her last position at Ehlert Tool Mfg where she remained 15 years as Office Manager and Accountant. Phyllis and Rudy moved to Bella Vista, AK in 1985 where they built a beautiful home but returned to Milwaukee after 15 years. Their church in Bentonville, AK elected Phyllis to be their first Financial Secretary. Until surgeries and illness set in, she delighted in entertaining and sharing a good laugh with friends. Phyllis loved to cook and bake and share those skills with many. Meeting celebrities was a particular joy and keeping several as friends was even better. She tried to treat everyone fairly and be kind to the underprivileged.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday Nov.14, 2008 2:00pm at the FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00pm until the time of service 2:00pm.It was Phyllis’ wish to donate her body to the Medical College of Wisconsin. Cremains will be interred in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids, MN. If desired, memorials to the American Cancer Society greatly appreciated
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National Ave