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Jerrol "Jerry" C. Newman

May 12, 1926 October 28, 2018
Jerrol "Jerry" C. Newman
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Jerrol Charles ‘Jerry’ Newman, age 92, of Huxley formerly of Slater, died Sunday October 28, 2018 at the Madrid Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Slater, IA with visitation at the church before the service from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Jerry was born May12, 1926 at the family farm, rural route Madrid, to Oliver and Mae (Fronsdahl) Newman. On April 18, 1948 Jerry was married to Phillis Lorraine Rood. They recently celebrated 70 wonderful years of marriage.

After graduation from Slater High School he joined the Navy and served during World War II. Following the war he used his GI bill to get his pilot license and pursued that passion for many years. After serving in the Navy he helped on the family farm for several years, and later worked for Bourns, Inc. in Ames. He then pursued a career in sales beginning with Ditch Witch of Iowa and later with Mathison Ford in Ames until he landed his dream job which he enjoyed for the next 30 years…retirement.

One of his main passions outside of his family was music of which he could play a variety of instruments. Jerry also enjoyed many other recreational activities including boating & golf. He and Phillis were charter members of the Ballard Creek Golf & Country Club.

Jerry and Phillis enjoyed 25 years as Winter Texans in Mission, TX. There he continued his passion for music playing in various weekly jam band sessions. In the summer months he played in the Heartland Senior Band until he was in his 90’s.

He was honored and thrilled to be selected to be a participant of the inaugural Honor Flight to visit the veteran’s memorials at Washington, D.C. Jerry was a 50-year plus member of the Slater American Legion Post 260.

Jerry is survived by his wife Phillis of Huxley, his sister Marilyn Greene (John) of Huxley, his brother-in-law Ed Rood (Sharon) of Cambridge, his sister-in-law Darlene Newman of Phoenix,,AZ, his children, Peggy Bang (Roger) of Mason City, Charles Newman (Janel) of Lynnwood, WA, Barbara McFeaters (Paul) of Loogootee, IN, his grandchildren, Ange Newman and Lisa Newman both of Lynnwood, WA, Chad Newman(Amanda) and Troy Newman(LeCinda) both of Grants Pass, OR, Andrew McFeaters (Hillary) of Tallahassee, FL, CPT Mark McFeaters, of Savannah, GA,, Diane McFeaters of Evansville, IN, his great grandchildren, LuCas Newman of Marysville, WA, Emma Newman, Kaylee Newman, Jaxon Newman all of Grants Pass, OR, and nieces and Nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Oliver & Mae Newman, his parents-in-law Phillip & Mary Rood, his brother Robert Newman, and his brother-in-law Ron Dobbe.

The family of Jerrol C. ‘Jerry’ Newman want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many individuals who have cared for Jerry from Ballard Creek Assisted Living, Hospice, and the Madrid Home. May God bless you.

Those wishing to honor Jerry with a memorial may send a gift to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to the Heartland Senior Band of Ames, IA.


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Visitation

Saturday

10

Nov

9:30 AM 11/10/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

411 3rd Ave
Slater, IA 50244

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
411 3rd Ave Slater 50244 IA
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

10

Nov

11:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

411 3rd Ave
Slater, IA 50244

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
411 3rd Ave Slater 50244 IA
United States
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