Lewis Newell


Date: Wed, February 24, 2016
Start time: 1:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines
8250 NW 62nd Ave., Johnston
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa


Date: Tue, February 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Residence

Lewis Newell

October 6, 1935 - February 19, 2016

Lewis Newell was born on October 6, 1935 in Greenville, Texas. He was the fourth of six sons born to Roscoe and Mary Newell.

He was married to Phyllis for 54 wonderful years. He is survived by Phyllis, his son Stephen Newell and wife Judy of Chesterfield, Missouri, daughter Kim Nease and husband Steve of Mont Clare, Pennsylvania and daughter Tracy Grosspietsch and husband Jim of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He loved his six grandchildren, David Newell, Elizabeth Newell, Christine Newell, Megan Grosspietsch, Will Grosspietsch and Mikey Grosspietsch. He is also survived by his brother Don Newell and sister in law Barbara Newell of Fairview, Texas.

Lewis and Phyllis have lived in Urbandale since 1988. He had a strong faith in Christ and was active in local churches throughout his life wherever he lived; he worshiped at First Baptist Church, Johnston.

Visitation is at their home in Urbandale, Tuesday, February 23, from 5pm – 7pm. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Johnston, Wednesday, February 24 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mercy Hospice Johnston 5820 Winwood Dr. Johnston, IA 50131.

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