Herschel Newton, 74, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Pineridge Nursing Home in Stevensville, MI.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Albert Liedtke officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Those wishing to share a memory of Herschel online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com
Herschel was born January 6, 1941 in Willow Springs, MO to Roy & Myrtle (Canaday) Newton. He served his country in the Army National Guard. On July 29, 1961 he wed Sandra Jones in Benton Harbor, MI. Herschel worked at Whirlpool for many years as a lift truck operator and on the assembly line. He enjoyed working in the yard, and watching the wildlife especially the birds and squirrels. Herschel enjoyed going to the shooting range and firing his gun, but most of all he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play ball and spending time with his family.
Herschel is survived by his loving wife Sandra Newton of Benton Harbor; daughter Maria Hutchins of St. Joseph; sons Brian (Beth) Newton of St. Joseph and Curtis (Patricia) Newton of New Buffalo; grandchildren Ashley (Jeff) Smith, Tiffaney (Chad) Ackerman, Tyler Newton, Paige Newton, Kaitlin Newton, Blake Newton, Samantha Newton and Zachary Newton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Elizabeth Ann Burns and brother Eddie Newton.