OBITUARY - DON ALLEN NEWTON
Don Allen Newton was born August 9, 1948 at Winterset, Iowa. He was the son of Artie and Shirley SEARLS NEWTON. Don died
unexpectedly in an accidental drowning at Three Mile Lake near Afton, Iowa on June 5, 1999.
Don lived in several towns in Iowa and he served in the U.S. Navy from April 27, 1967 until his discharge on April 15,
1968. He lived in Iowa City, Iowa from 1981 until moving to Kellerton, Iowa in 1994.
Don was united in marriage to Kathy M. EGGERS on May 30, 1995 at Lamoni, Iowa.
Don worked construction. He helped Roy FIFER in the building of homes and he helped Billy FIFER move homes. He took pride
in his work and enjoyed the many challenges. Don was a dedicated husband and father. He enjoyed water sports such as
swimming, skiing and tubing. He was an avid mushroom hunter, and he enjoyed working and playing in the snow.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his father-in-law Lloyd "Blondie" EGGERS.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife and companion of many years Kathy NEWTON of Kellerton, their son born April 19,
1996, Chance Allen NEWTON, a son Chad NEWTON of Coralville, Iowa, a daughter Dawn DUNKER of Truman, Minnesota, two
step-daughters Crystal and Heather EGGERS of Kellerton, a brother Larry NEWTON and his wife Barb of Grand Junction,
Iowa and his mother-in-law Cluresa EGGERS of Coralville, Iowa as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews,
brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.
Memorial services were at the United Methodist Church of Kellerton on Friday, June 18, 1999 with Pastor Wendi GILLAN
officiating. Mrs. Weldon MEADOWS was the organist. Honorary pallbearers were Mark COMER, Ryan BARTON, Roy FIFER, Elmer
BRADLEY, Rodney SMITH and Robert KIBBE, Jr.
Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery, Lorimor, Iowa.
Military graveside rites were given by V. F. W. Post #1797 of Creston, Iowa.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral home of
Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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