Marilyn Lea Newman, 78, Austin

Published 10:54 am Monday, October 22, 2012

Marilyn Lea Newman, 78, of Austin, Minn., died at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home, Austin, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Marilyn L. Newman

Marilyn was born April 6, 1934, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Harvey and Pauline (Halvorson) Joseph. She grew up in Austin and attended Austin Public Schools. On June 21, 1952, Marilyn married John W. “Jack” Newman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Marilyn worked at Ankeny’s Mini Mart and at Lansing Corners Supper Club in Austin. She was a member of Crane Chapel in Austin. Marilyn enjoyed traveling, especially train rides and cruises. She loved to walk and spend time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marilyn always dressed nicely and loved being with Jack.

Survivors include her husband, John “Jack” Newman, Austin; children, Becky (Gary) Rector and John (Deb) Newman, both of Austin, Bill (Joanne) Newman, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Glenn (Babs) Newman, Austin; son-in-law, Greg Thompson, Austin; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Harlan Joseph, Kentucky; sister, Linda (Les) Hemann, Austin; sisters-in-law, Bettie Ricketts, Rose Creek and Diane Joseph, Austin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Thompson; parents, Harvey and Pauline Joseph; brothers, Glenn, Don, and Gary Joseph; sisters, Beverly Ann Joseph and Ruth Hughson; sister-in-law, Sandy Joseph.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Crane Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home of Austin from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, and for one hour prior to the service at Crane Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at