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Earl H. Newman

July 17, 1931 — May 7, 2022

Services for Earl H. Newman, age 90, of Iowa City formerly of Primghar who passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. His memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the United Church of Primghar with Pastor Mike Cooper ~ officiating.

Private family graveside service will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

Visitation with family present will be after 9 A.M. until service time on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the United Church of Primghar.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EARL H. NEWMAN

BORN
July 17, 1931
Sioux City, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
May 7, 2022
Iowa City, Iowa

MEMORIAL SERVICE
11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 12, 2022
United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Mike Cooper ~ Officiating

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Till We Meet Again”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Rick Richter Arnie Leng
Don Steffens Troy N. Carlson
Travis Carlson Wyatt Carlson

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Private Family Graveside Service
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.
Earl Henry Newman, the son of Charles and Mable (Henry) Newman was born on July 17, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended school in Wynot and graduated from Wynot High School in 1950. Earl was enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 and honorably discharged in 1954. On July 23, 1953, Earl was united in marriage to Marilyn Nielsen in Wynot, Nebraska and to this union Nicky and Nanette were born. After their marriage, Earl and Marilyn moved to Sioux City were Earl worked at Mahoney Ford Body Shop and later moved to Wausau, Wisconsin where he was foreman at Curtis Sash & Door. In 1961, they moved to Primghar and opened Primghar Body Shop and he retired in 1996. Later in life he was a rural mail carrier. Earl and Marilyn moved to Iowa City to be close to their daughter in 2017. Earl passed away at Mercy in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022, reaching the age of 90 years, 9 months, and 20 days.
Earl was a member of the United Church of Primghar. He was always there to help people in need, whether it was to tow a car from the ditch or as serving as the chief for the Primghar Fire Department. He also served on Primghar City Council.
Left to cherish Earl’s memory are his wife, Marilyn of Iowa City and daughter, Nanette (Stanley) Carlson of Iowa City; grandchildren, Troy N. (Tammi) Carlson of Little Silver, New Jersey, Travis Carlson of Iowa City, Iowa, and Trista Carlson (partner, Stan Angelov) of Iowa City, Iowa; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Mia and Adeline Carlson and another great grandson due this summer.
Earl was preceded in death by a son, Nicky, his parents, brother, Donald Newman and sister, Edith Cole.

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