NEW ULM - G. Wayne Newton, 96, of New Ulm, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13 at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
George Wayne Newton was born January 7, 1916 to George Wayne and Maybel Gile Newton on a farm near Williston, North Dakota. He attended school in Williston until Junior High when he went to Omaha, Nebraska for two years, where he received his musical education. He then moved to Minot, North Dakota and graduated from Minot High School in 1935. After graduation, he worked in several large department stores in Minot, Los Angeles, and Fargo. Wayne met Pearl Kreaman in Fargo, and they were married there on August 11, 1940. In February on 1941, Pearl and Wayne moved to New Ulm where he managed Flor Shoe Store. In 1945 he went to work for State Bond and Mortgage Company where he stayed until October of 2000 after 55 years in various positions in sales, retiring as Assistant Vice President.
Wayne was a hunter and fisherman and loved to travel. He and Pearl traveled to Europe several times and enjoyed San Francisco, but his favorite spot was Maui, Hawaii when he went in the winter with Pearl. They went for 34 years and still have many good friends there. Wayne was once a member of the Jaycees, past president of the New Ulm Baseball Association, and the New Ulm Country Club. He was one of the organizers of the New Ulm Invitational Golf Tourney and ran it for many years. He loved playing golf and played until his late eighties. Soon after moving to New Ulm, he played tuba in the City Band and sang bass in the Concord Singers. Wayne was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and previously was a lector and song leader there. He was a resident of Oak Hills Living Center since 2011.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Pearl Kreaman Newton of New Ulm; daughters, Nancy (David) Hulke of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Linda Arduser of New Ulm; four grandchildren, Barbara (John) Brey of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Michael (Karolyn) Hulke of Eau Clair, Wisconsin, Julie (Ben) Lehman of Madelia, Erin (Chris) Jensen of New Ulm; and eleven great-grandchildren, Corbin Brey, Parker Brey, Madison Brey, Brandon Hulke, Garrett Hulke, Chandler Hulke, Jacob Lehman, Emily Lehman, Madelyn Lehman, Ayden Jensen, and Peyton Jensen.
He was preceded in death by a still born son, Joseph; parents; and brothers, William and James.
Memorials are preferred to St. Anthony School and Oak Hills Living Center.