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Frederick S. Neumann

Frederick S. Neumann

Died: Sunday, January 04, 2004
Age: 86
Grosse Pointe resident Frederick S. Neumann, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.

Born in New Baltimore, in 1917, Mr. Neumann attended Southeastern High School in Detroit and the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in electrical engineering.

In 1939, he married the love of his life, Kathryn R. Neumann.

Mr. Neumann served as executive vice president of Fruehauf Corp. and after he retired, acquired a small machining company, Walter Machine & Screw Co., with his son, Rick, where they worked together for 30 years.

Mr. Neumann devoted much of his life to charitable and educational organizations. He was a lifetime member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army and recipient of the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award. He was a member and chairman of the Albion College Board of Trustees and received the Distinguished Service Award from the institution as well as an honorary doctorate.

He was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and the Country Club of Detroit.

Earlier in his life, he was president of Fine Arts of Grosse Pointe and member and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Favorite hobbies of Mr. Neumann included woodworking, hunting and fishing, bird watching and golf.

He is survived by his son Rick (Kathy); his grandchildren Jeff Feikens, David Feikens (Eileen), Kristin Jorgenson (Jason), Katy Neumann and Jenny Neumann (Andrew Frahm); great-grandchildren Emma Feikens, Julia Feikens and Jack Feikens; and brother Edward R. Neumann (Barb). He was predeceased by his daughter Nancy Feikens (who is survived by Jon Feikens (Beth)).
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