The funeral service for Thelma D. Neu, 79, Redfield, is 1:00 pm Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Redfield. Burial will follow at Grace Cemetery at Rockham. Rev. Peter Utecht will lead the service.
Visitation is 5-7:00 pm Thursday at the church in Redfield and continues one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Thelma Darlene Neu was born October 11, 1932 in Hand County on her home place to Harley and Eva (Wilson) Peterman. Thelma attended Odessa Country School though the eighth grade.
She married Carl Neu on January 17, 1949. They raised four children (Ellen, Gerry, Dale and Kenny). Thelma and Carl farmed and ranched south of Rockham raising pure bred Hereford cattle and their family. They retired in 1989 and moved to Redfield.
Thelma enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, raising chickens and geese as well as cooking/ baking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, growing flowers, playing bingo and going on bus trips to Flandreau. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and Redfield Senior Center. Thelma was baptized Lutheran and a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church and LWML. She enjoyed being a Twins fan. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Thelma died Friday September 28, 2012 at Redfield Community Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include one daughter Ellen Meyer of Columbus, OH; three sons, Gerry (Diana) of Redfield, Dale of Rockham and friend Deb Curtis of Redfield, and Kenny (Melinda) Neu of Redfield; sisters Helen (Dick) Brady, Palm Desert CA, Mildred Metz Elgin IL, brothers Walter (Norma) Peterman Ankeny IA, Darrell (Elaine) Peterman Miller, SD and Robert (Shirley) Peterman Miller, SD. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shane Wright, Joey Wright, Misty Lemecke, Kristina Moore, Jason Meyer, Marcus Meyer, Gina Neu, Jesse Neu, Cody Neu and Crystal Neu. She also had 16 great - grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Eva Peterman and husband Carl Neu, brother John Peterman, sisters, Vera Comstock and Ruth Gregory and great-granddaughters Hannah Lemecke and McKenzie Marlow.
Services with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich.