Merlin James "Mert" Neumann
October 09, 1931 - August 03, 2017
Merlin (“Mert”) James Neumann
Mert was born on Oct 9, 1931 in Lewiston, Montana, and passed away on August 3, 2017 in Sacramento, California. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Neumann (1936),
his mother Raymunda Dalhoff Neumann (1976), and brothers Richard (1937) and Budd (2010). Mert spent much of his childhood in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1949. He then entered the Jesuit order and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1965. Mert taught in Jesuit high schools in Portland, Yakima, and at his alma mater Gonzaga Prep in Spokane for fourteen years. In 1968, in preparation for being laicized and beginning a new career, he earned a Masters’ degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University and . . .