Edward F. Neubauer

January 23, 1923November 13, 2012

Edward F. Neubauer of Hackett, Arkansas, formerly of Bridgman, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Pink Bud Home of the Golden Years in Greenwood, Arkansas.

Edward was born January 23, 1923, the son of Frederick and Helen (Schultz) Neubauer. He married Blanche M. Daubert in May 22, 1943 and shared more than 69 years together. He was a member of the Hackett United Methodist Church. He retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Fort Smith, Arkansas after 35 years. He was a member of the Moose Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan, American Legion in Bridgman, Michigan and V.F.W. in Greenwood, Arkansas.

He was born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan. His father passed away when he was 8 years old. At the time he became the little man of the family for his Mom and sister. He graduated from St. Joseph High School and joined the U.S. Navy and married Blanche. After his service, he started working at Nylon Products and from there went to Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan where he managed the Model Shop. He transferred to the Fort Smith plant where he eventually retired. Edward enjoyed working outside, golfing and spending time with the love of his life, Blanche.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche, his seven children, Roy (Sue) of Encinitas, CA, Sharon (John) Chvila of Bridgman, MI, Garey of Hackett, AR, Debby (Dale) Pankratz of Hackett, AR, Edwina (Al) Klee of Sparta, TN, Beth Chastain of Broomfield, CO and Bonnie (Don) Sosebee of Charleston, AR; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and his sister, Dorothy Steffey of St. Joseph, MI.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the United Methodist Church, 300 Main St., Hackett, Arkansas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hackett United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 409, Hackett, AR 72937.


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Glen Steffey

November 18, 2012

So sorry for your loss, havent been in touch in years, miss all the family. May god be with you all.

Glen & Cindy Steffey

Eesha Sawyer

November 18, 2012

I offer my sympathy and empathy at your loss at this time. I am thankful for the time that I had visiting with Edward and Debby at the Pink Bud. My prayers and love be with with. Eesha Sawyer - Hospice Volunteer

Mickle Family

November 17, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss... The Neubauer family has always been special to our family... Especially the girls and Cheryl... If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to let us know...

Deloris Griffith

November 16, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.