Terry Lee Newton, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 7, 2021, at his home in Blairstown with his family by his side.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday June 10, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with Rev. Jeff Schanbacher officiating. Interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown. Friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Church in Blairstown. A memorial fund has been established.
Terry was born on January 8, 1944 in Cedar Rapids to Lester and Eunice (Pearson) Newton. He graduated from Blairstown High School in 1962. On September 13, 1964, he was united in marriage to Janet Offt at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone.
Terry farmed and worked in production at Victor Manufacturing. Terry was active in his community, as a member of Grace Lutheran Church and as an EMT for many years with the Blairstown Ambulance Service. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed. Terry took great pride in his acreage and loved working in "his Harley shop". He also enjoyed all sports and truly enjoyed farming. After leaving farming, he continued to grow his own tobacco crop every year.
Terry is survived by his wife Janet; daughters, Linda Gorsch of Blairstown, Lori (Terry) Gewecke of Atkins, Carol Newton of Marion, Cari Heeren of Atkins; 11 grandchildren, Jamie Partridge, Tina Crossmon, Rachel Kruse, Brooke McKinstry, Kaylee Houlihan, Keaton & Kody DeNeve, Bo, Peityn, Damon & Ava Heeren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Brenda (Daryl) Meyer of Blairstown, and Marilyn Stander of Vinton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Dan Heeren; brother Randy Newton; sisters, Dixie Dellamuth, Betsy Hartsen, and Susan Frimml.
Terry's service will be live streamed on Thursday at the Grace Lutheran Facebook page.
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