March 17, 1919- August 13, 2012
Donald Eugene Newland, 93 of Moulton, Iowa died on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Continental at St. Joseph in Centerville, Iowa. He was born the son of Eugene D. and Amy Quintilla (Davis) Newland on March 17, 1919 in Moulton, Iowa. He graduated from the Moulton High School in 1938.
After graduation, he worked at the Iowa Ordinance Plant in Middletown, Iowa, which is near Burlington, Iowa. Donald and Marietta Stevenson eloped in Unionville, Missouri on May 30, 1942, were married in the Christian Church by her cousin, Rev. George Swan. Donald was drafted into the United States Army on October 19, 1942, where he became a sharp shooter. He was discharged on January 30, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Don would work his farm near Moulton and also work at Garrett Chevrolet dealership in Bloomfield, Iowa in the Parts Department. Later, He would work for Carmer’s Chevrolet in Centerville. After retiring, Don and Marietta would begin traveling extensively. They saw most of the 50 states, including Hawaii and a cruise to Alaska. He also was the handyman at the Moulton United Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of the Moulton Christian Church, loved singing in a recreational Barbershop Quartet, he was a member of the Masonic Sincerity Lodge, #317 and Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star both in Moulton. He was also a member of the AmVets in Centerville, Iowa and Burl McClure American Legion Post in Moulton. He was a member of the Centerville Shrine Club and a Moulton Rainbow Dad. He served four years as a member to the Moulton City Council and was the President of the Moulton Historical Society for many years. Later, he would enjoy being a part of the Lapland Plowboys; an antique tractor club in Moulton
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Marietta Newland on December 25, 2002; and a sister.
Donald is survived by: his sons, Larry Newland and his wife, Linda of Stilwell, Kansas and Lyndon Newland and his wife, Amy of Pueblo, Colorado; a brother, Bob Newland of Burlington, Iowa; grandsons, Todd and his wife, Jenn Newland of Cary, North Carolina and Dustin Rae with the US Navy; also great grandsons, Matt and Nicholas Newland of Cary, North Carolina as well as a double cousin, Ralph “Toby” Davis of Keokuk, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 1 pm at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Moulton, Iowa with Rev. Reg Higginbottom officiating. Burial with full military honors by American Legion of Moulton will be at the Sunset View Cemetery north of Moulton following the services. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 2 pm until 8 pm at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Moulton.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Moulton, Iowa has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.Information provided by: Schmidt Family Funeral Home 501 North 18th Street Centerville, Iowa 52544 641.856.8661 www.schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com