Gary “Mike” Newman
03/30/1940 - 04/29/2019
Gary “Mike” Newman, 79, of Hibbing, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mountain Iron, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Buck Lake Improvement Club (45736 Buck Lake Drive, 12 miles north of Nashwauk on Hwy 65). Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Mike was born March 30, 1940 in Grand Rapids to Albert and Stella (Michoud) Newman. He attended Alango school, then worked in logging until he was drafted into the Army in 1963. While serving he earned his GED. He received his honorable discharge in 1965. He also worked at Inland Steel, and Cement Finisher in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. Mike belonged to the Cement Finisher Local Union #633.
Mike was easy going, hard-working, a teller of tall tales, and always willing to lend a helping hand. His blue eyes and big smile would light up a room. Mike enjoyed working in his sawmill, farming, horses, singing and playing guitar. He loved spending time with family and friends and especially his grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Stella Newman; daughter, Penny; brothers, Elwood, Harold, Warren, and Terrance; and sisters, Veda, Verla, Vinera, and Lorraine.
Mike is survived by his spouse, Lynda Newman; former wife, Dorothy Newman; children, Trena (Tom) Newman-Howell, Aimee (Scott) Terzich, Mary (Bill) Oven, Sarah Pernu, and James Sandys; grandchildren, Jolee, Thomas, Tegan, Joey, Kristie, Katie, David, Michael, Michelle, Jennifer and Victoria; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Ronald; and sisters, Dorothy and June.
The family would like to give a special thanks to our Mountain Iron Diamond Willow and Hospice family for all of their love, care, and support.