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James Newman

James Robert Newman

Monday, August 17th, 1981 - Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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James R. Newman, 37, died on Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home in Winthrop, IA.

James was born on August 17, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the son of Richard D. and Donna S. (Hettinger) Newman. He was raised on his family farm in rural Aurora, IA. When he was thirteen, he started to work with David Peck as a farm hand in rural Winthrop, IA. There he learned the meaning of a good work ethic and respect for others. He was a 1999 graduate of East Buchanan High School in Winthrop, IA. He lived in Manchester, IA for a short time while he worked at Excide Battery. In 2004 he started to work as a dispatcher and supervisor for East Penn Manufacturing, in Oelwein, IA, and in 2015 he made his home in Winthrop, IA with his four children.

James always put other people first and would do anything to help someone. He enjoyed the outdoors and would often take his family and friends camping. James loved spending time having a beer with family and friends.

He is survived by his children; Logan J. Newman, Morgan S. Newman, Abigail S. Newman, Marley Newman, and Autumn N. Newman all of Winthrop, IA, his parents; Richard and Donna Newman, Aurora, IA, three sisters Rebecca (Joey Sawyer) Newman, Waterloo, IA, Racheall (Ahmed Almanddalawi) Newman, Milwaukee, WI, and Renee Newman-Dekarske, Marion, IA, two brothers; Justin (Brook) Newman, Earth, TX, and Jacob (Carley) Newman, Fayette, IA, his nieces and nephews; Evelyn and Arianna Sawyer, Adalyn Naber, Jaycee Newman, Seth Dekarske, and Olivia Dekarske, and his maternal grandmother, Frances Hettinger.

James is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Alfred Hettinger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday July 18, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Masonville, IA, with Rev. Gabriel Anderson presiding, and assisted by Rev. Mr. Dave Loecke. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Masonville, IA. A visitation will be held from 5 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home in Winthrop, IA.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Winthrop
    224 220th Street West
    WINTHROP, IA 50682
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 10:30am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    608 Bernhart St
    MASONVILLE, IA 50654
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    Rev. Gabriel Anderson
    Rev. Mr. Dave Loecke
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Masonville
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Cindi and Randy Werthmuller

Posted at 01:38pm
It was fun, nobody made Dollys fun like we did! Your at peace now, Rest.
Randy and Cindi

Richard Carlson

Posted at 04:39pm
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers
Rich and Peggy Carlson

Robin Szymakowski

Posted at 12:58pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the Newman family and his East Penn family at Oelwein.

Lola Virden Ingram

Posted at 10:30pm
Logan, I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing, my prayers are with you and the girls. You guys are so young to loose your father. You guys are in my thoughts. Louise Ingram

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