Donald B. Newland

Donald B. Newland, 82, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at his home.


Donald was born on March 6, 1938, in La Porte, IN, to Eugene Sedwick and Sophia Schalauclif (Vermilyer) Newland.


On February 9, 1957, Donald married Jeannie Bush who preceded him in death.


On April 7, 1979, Donald married Kathryn Grace McCullough who also preceded him on January 11, 2001. 


Surviving are his children, Tina Hamlin of Oxnard, California, Donald Wayne Newland, Sr. of Rolling Prairie, Gina (Rob) Moore of Culver, Lisa Mae of Sarasota, Florida, Douglas (Meredith) Newland of Rolling Prairie, Julie (Dane Clark) Sweeney of Walkerton, Dean (Tammy) Newland of La Porte, Christine (Michael) Womack of La Porte, Angela (Jason) Tuesburg of La Porte; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Donna Butler of La Crosse and Charlotte (William) Miller of Blair, Wisconsin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded by his parents and two wives.


Donald was a 1956 Rolling Prairie High School graduate.  In 1968, he completed a supervisory program at Notre Dame in 1968.  Donald worked for 39 years as an inventory manager for Whirlpool.   He was a member of the Church of God and the Moose Lodge #492 in La Porte.


Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, gardening, caring for farm animals, and flowers.  He especially enjoyed time with his children, family reunions, his dogs, and selling Christmas trees for over 40 years.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, October 15,  2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Pastor Jeff Hines from La Porte Assembly of God will be officiating.  Cremation will take place after the service.  Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.


A time of visitation will be held from 3 pm until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.


Memorial donations may be made to La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. State Road 2, La Porte, IN 46350.


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