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Paul William Newton

February 24, 1946March 21, 2020

Paul William Newton, 74, passed away peacefully in his Bettendorf home surrounded by family on March 21, 2020.

The celebration of Paul’s life will be postponed at this time, and only a private family service will be held at Runge-Davenport. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Details to follow in conjunction with a public celebration of life. Paul was born February 24, 1946, in Davenport, IA to Harry and Adele (Kuemmerle) Newton. He attended Davenport Central High School and joined the US Army where he worked as a mechanic. Paul left the Army and returned to Davenport where he met and married Colette (Van Hamme) Newton. Paul worked over 30 years at Oscar Mayer in Davenport, before retiring in 2000 and going to work for his son’s home building company.

Over the years, Paul provided service to his community first in the Army National Guard based in Davenport, then later as a volunteer fireman for Bettendorf Fire Department. Paul was a family man who loved his family and worked his life to provide for them. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and loved nothing more than an opportunity to talk to friends he would run in to around town to share what his kids were up to or while beaming with pride, chat of his grandkids. Paul will be remembered lovingly on earth by his wife, Colette Newton, his son Scott (and Michelle) Newton of Bettendorf; his daughter Kimberly (and Brad Genrich) Newton of Greenville, SC and his cherished grandchildren Breanna, Chase and Connor Newton; and his beloved sister Phyllis Price of Atlanta, GA, his sister-in-law Lana (and Mark) Wolf of Anawan, IL, and brother-in-law Mike (and Barb) Van Hamme of Chandler, AZ. He is preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father in-law, his brother Harry Newton, and his brother Robert (Bob) Newton. The family would like to express gratitude to caring staff at University of Iowa Oncology and Urology Departments that cared for Paul and gave him extended time with his family and friends, and the Genesis visiting nurse staff, especially Andrea Stellmach, who continued to support Paul in his valiant fight.


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Paul William Newton

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Sandra Karwath

March 26, 2020

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your hubby Corky and your beloved father, Kim and Scott! I hope in the days and weeks ahead your many memories will bring you joy and peace. What an incredible life he had!

Dan Carsten

March 24, 2020

Kimberly, Brad & Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. We were honored to have met Paul and share in a very precious family memory at your wedding. These are the moments in which a father is most proud and to be part of such a memory will live on in hearts forever.
With all our love,
The Carsten Family

Joe & Debbie Mulvehill

March 24, 2020

Dear Scott, and family , You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your Dad was a good guy , I enjoyed working with him Oscar’s. Take care & God Bless .

Tamara Hook

March 23, 2020

Your Dad was a unique individual! He always made me feel a part of the family! My thoughts and prayers are with you, the family, at this difficult time!

Tammy Hook (Stottlemyre)