Dick Newbury, Fontanelle, Sept. 5, 2016

Dick Lee Newbury was born July 19, 1942, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the son of Burrell and Gladys (Clark) Newbury. He passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at the Griswold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Griswold, Iowa, at the age of 74.

Dick was raised and attended school in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1960, serving in Germany during the building of the wall. On June 26, 1965, he was united in marriage to Evelyn McKenzie in North Prairie, Wisconsin. To this union four children were born: Michelle, Renee, William and Theresa.

Dick was a member of the North Prairie United Methodist Church, Local 1377 IA of M, former volunteer fireman for North Prairie (serving as assistant fire chief), American Legion Community Post No. 375 in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and the Old Timers of Waukesha Engine. He worked for Dresser Inc. (formerly Waukesha Engine) as a machinist, welder and inspector for several years. He had lived in North Prairie, Wisconsin, since his marriage and they moved to Fontanelle, Iowa, in May of 2016. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and uncles, Dale and Merlyn Newbury. 

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Newbury of Fontanelle; four children, Michelle Combs of East Troy, Wisconsin, Renee Bohm and husband John of East Troy, Wisconsin, William Newbury and wife Sharyl of Fontanelle and Theresa Newbury and fiancée Scott Maddox of West Allis, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Macy, Ella and Evan Combs, Samantha Bohm, Shannon and Nora Newbury and Seth Horvat; three sisters, Barbara Kuehl and husband Ronald of Ft. Myers, Florida, Sharon Baxter and husband Bob of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Janet Konkel and husband Ken of Fort Mohave, Arizona; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Sept. 10, 2016, at Steen Funeral Home, Fontanelle, Iowa, with Rev. Dr. Keith Schweitzer officiating.

Music was recorded selections “Precious Memories,” “How Great Thou Art” and “I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You.”

Pallbearers were Loren Edsall, John Bohm, Scott Maddox, Sam Jones, Lyle Edsall and Gerald McKenzie.

Honorary pallbearers were Seth Horvat, Evan Combs, Ronald Jenkins and Bill Combs.

Interment was at Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Iowa, with full military graveside rites by Fontanelle American Legion Carlson Post No. 247.

The Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle was in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.


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