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Herbert Newton Sr.

Herbert passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his home in Otsego.

He was born November 24, 1929 in Wyoming Township the son of George and Beatrice (Castle) Newton. Herbert proudly served his country in the US Army. For 40 years he had worked at Plainwell Paper until his retirement in 1991.

In his spare time Herbert enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, woodworking, going for walks and working in his vegetable garden. On August 20, 1977 in Otsego he married Marjorie Town who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Barb Cowen of Otsego, Jerry (Lauri) Connor of Otsego, Mary (Jay) Smith of Otsego, Raymond (Trish) Connor of Wayland, Danny (Diane) Conner of Otsego, Rick (Renee) Newton of Caledonia, Randy (Lori) Newton of TN, Tammy (Gary) Newton of Watervliet and Robin (David) Hughes of Plainwell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; special great-granddaughter, Sara; siblings, Eileen, Mary and Robert along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Bruce, Emory, George, Gladys, Elizabeth, Agnes, Alice and Beatrice. His son Herbert Jr. has also passed away.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Herbert may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice.

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Sherry Harrison

December 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Rick Renee & family Sorry for your loss


Carolyn Jordan

December 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Marge, Robin & all your family,

My deepest sympathies & love to your family during this very sad time. May God surround you all with His love; May He enfold you in His gracious arms & comfort your hurting hearts & may He watch over you & everyone you love today, tomorrow & in all the days to come.


Ron & Kelly (Smith) Peterson

December 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

So very sorry to hear of Herbies passing, he was a wonderful guy, ..Sending deepest sympathies to you all , god has gained another angel !!


Kirk and Donna Wisnaski

December 18, 2017 at 6:50 am

To the Connor family, sorry for your loss.Herb was a very good guy and will be missed.May you find comfort during this time.


Gayle Veld-Sanders

December 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

My heart hurts for the whole family. Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.


Dan Royston

December 20, 2017 at 1:31 am

Our deepest condolences to you Robin and the family I looked at herbie as almost a grandpa figure to me. Just a sweet soul like the rest of the family. Rest in heaven herbie. And please continue to use your cast iron pan I gave ya buddy.



December 21, 2017 at 6:57 am

Love to all


Debbie Smith

December 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

I’m so truely sorry for your loss prayers for you all


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