John Richard Newbury
October 28, 1903 - March 30, 2004
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Grace Lutheran Church
900 North Mason Street
Appleton, WI
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900 North Mason Street
Appleton, WI
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Newbury, John R. Appleton Age 100, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at Rennes Health Care Center. John was born on October 28, 1903, to the late Libbie and Irvin Newbury in Wheatland Township, Kenosha County, WI (Burlington, WI). He married Edna A. Dilge on May 28, 1938, in Tigerton, WI. John graduated…

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Adolf & Eunice Quast left a message on April 6, 2009:
We were sorry to hear of John's death but thankful it was so peaceful. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Adolf & Eunice Quast
Roger & Arla Luetschwager left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mr. Newbury was a substitute grandfather for our children. We loved his kidding and I appreciated the kind remarks he made regarding our children. They all loved him, but I think the 2 youngest knew him most maybe because they spent more time with us when we were together at Nancy's. We will miss him. Love, the Luetschwagers
Bill and Lynn Bedard left a message on April 6, 2009:
Love, prayer, and sympathy to the Newbury family, Mrs. N., Sandy, and especially Nancy, with many fond childhood memories of fun times. Mr. N. was always a tease, created an ice rink for us, took us to the box factory. May God give him rest and peace. Lynn (Weinberger)Bedard
Dallas & Amy Dix left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I will remember his sense of humor during family gatherings at the Luetschwagers. He would make me laugh with a side comment that he would give. We are holding all of you up in prayer. Much love.
Lori Luetschwager left a message on April 6, 2009:
I think of how Grandpa liked to give bear hugs, and that he was retired as long as I had memory of him (his retirement was longer than the years he worked, which to me was remarkable)
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Charla Schapfel left a message on April 6, 2009:
I'm sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I truly hope that that 100th birthday party was a real "whing-dinger"!! Hugs to all members of the family. What a PARTY they must be having in heaven to have John home.
Sallie Coggeshall Moquin left a message on April 6, 2009:
Hide & seek was never the same as at the "box factory"...nor eating cherry tomatoes right out of that beautiful garden....What fond memories of Mr Newbury that all brings back. He certainly did live a long & full life! Deepest sympathy to Mrs Newbury, Nancy, Sandy & families....
Gloria Getman left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Gloria Getman on 2009/04/06
Warren Trettien left a message on April 6, 2009:
John Newbury was my uncle and as far as uncles go he was the best. If he wasn't in the middle of a chuckle, he was thinking about how to get the next chuckle. I know he had his serious side but I don't think he liked to let it get in the way very much. He did take the interest of other people seriously, and was generous in that way. I only hope my mother stays out of his way up there, and it will be a better place for everyone. Uncle John you will be missed and love and peace to Aunt Edna and your family.
Wil and Jeannette Schuelke left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you...especially now. Although we can't be there in person; we are there in spirit. Can you feel the hugs we are sending? May God, your family, and your friends comfort you! Love,
Mary Zeh Kuhr left a message on April 6, 2009:
How well and fondly I remember Mr. Newbury. I lived directly behind his enormous garden where he toiled seemingly endlessly, although I knew he had a "day job" because a special treat for us-- Nancy's playmates-- was to go to the box factory where we looked in awe upon the huge stacks of cardboard and enormous pots of glue. Just thinking about it, I can almost smell the glue. My sympathies to Nancy and the family. Mary Zeh Kuhr
Stephen & Susan Dow left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our condolences to the family. I remember my opportunities to visit with Great-Uncle John and greatly appreciate the too-short remembrances of his early days he took the time to record.
Margaret Harmeyer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Uncle John was a wonderful fellow who always enjoyed the humor in things. Nearly 47 years ago, at our wedding, he was the fellow that used two garbage can covers as cymbals and marched up and down the sidewalk declaring our wedding. I shall always remember him calling me.."polka dot".....referring to the red and white polka dot dress I wore to their 50th anniversary party. He always had a twinkle in his eye, even at his 100th birthday party, which we were privileged to attend. He was a wonderful fellow and I shall treasure my memories of him. Margaret and Bud
Lisa Luetschwager left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I always had a special place in my heart for Grandpa Newbury because he was the grandfather that I never had. He always put a smile on my face. My prayers are with you all.
Scott Luetschwager left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mr. Newbury was like the Grandpa I never had. When I was looking at colleges, I put serious concideration into going to Lawerance College because I knew it would have meant a lot to him. I will never forget him. Good or bad, he was always smiling.
DJ and Sara Schult and family left a message on April 6, 2009:
Grandpa Newbury was a wonderful man. His smile aways made me smile.
christian yerxa left a message on April 6, 2009:
My fondest memory of Grandpa was when I was three or four years old. He put me in the front basket of his bike and rode down the street to and from Schwaler's and up his crooked sidewalk. I always loved trying as hard as I could to get him to laugh, although it didnt take much effort at all.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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