Rudolph NeumillerRudolph “Rudy” Neumiller was born on a farm near Box Elder, Montana, on June 26, 1917, to Christ Neumiller and Mathilda (Morlock) Neumiller. He died at the age of 95 on December 3, 2012, in Carrington, North Dakota. His parents returned to North Dakota the same year Rudy was born, and farmed in the Heaton and Sykeston area.
Rudolph “Rudy” Neumiller was born on a farm near Box Elder, Montana, on June 26, 1917, to Christ Neumiller and Mathilda (Morlock) Neumiller. He died at the age of 95 on December 3, 2012, in Carrington, North Dakota.
His parents returned to North Dakota the same year Rudy was born, and farmed in the Heaton and Sykeston area. Rudy attended the Cottonwood School north of Heaton, ND. Rudy joined the Civil Conservation Corps in 1936, and worked near Troy, Idaho on a road building crew. He said that he once saw an entire boxcar of dynamite blown to create a tunnel. Rudy and Adeline Kurtz were married on November 9, 1944 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sykeston, ND, where they had both been confirmed. They first lived on a farmstead just north of Sykeston, and moved in 1949 to a farm west of Sykeston. They moved to Sykeston in 1980 and to Carrington in the fall of 2007.
Rudy’s hobby was work, and he liked to keep busy, whether on the farm or in his yard. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family, and holidays and Sundays were spent visiting with relatives or friends in the community. He liked taking summer evening drives with Adeline and looking at the crops, and enjoyed playing pool with his family and friends. He ran a threshing crew for many years before combines made the old separators obsolete. He could fix almost anything (including the thresh machine) with a piece of baling wire and a pair of pliers. He took great pride in caring for the Sykeston Cemetery for many years. It is where he will be buried.
A devoted husband and father, Rudy will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Rudy is survived by children Gordon (Nancee) Neumiller, Mercer Island, Washington; Emilie (Tim) Lies of Flin Flon, Manitoba; Merlin (Susanne) Neumiller, Lincoln, California; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Alvina Hammes, of Underwood, North Dakota.
He was preceded in death by an infant son Clifford, his wife Adeline, three sisters Ann, Lydia, and Bertha; and three brothers Arthur, Paul, and Richard. Surely he was greeted with love at the Pearly Gates.
Visitation: Friday, 1:00- 7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.
Funeral Service: Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Interment: Sykeston Cemetery, Sykeston, ND
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