Newell L. McCauley (1935 - 2012)


INDEPENDENCE – Newell L. McCauley, 77 years old, of Independence, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at ABCM Rehab Independence – West in Independence. He was born on June 5, 1935, in Richland Center, Wisc., the son of Leroy and LaVilla (Baxter) McCauley. He graduated from high school in Richland Center, Wisc. in 1953. He served in Korea with the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. On Aug. 19, 1960, he and the former Janet Thalia Cooper were married in Richland Center, Wisc. They moved to Independence in 1962. Mr. McCauley was a road construction worker until he retired in 2006. He was a member of the Sheehan-Tidball American Legion Post 30 in Independence.
Mr. McCauley enjoyed activities with his grandchildren and his friends. He liked playing cards, hosting fish fries at his home, and watching police television shows. He also was a Green Bay Packer fan and was able to attend one game at Lambeau Field.
Mr. McCauley is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janet, two daughters, Kelly (Bill) Stenzhorn of Wichita, Kan., and Lisa McCauley of McKinney, Texas, and two sons, Ron McCauley of Clarinda, and Mark Scharff of St. Louis, Mo. He is also survived by three grandchildren, two sisters, LaGreeta Holloway of Watertown, Wisc., and JeLayne (Arlen) Ewers of Elgin, Ill., and one brother, Roland (Madalene) McCauley of Richland Center, Wisc.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Dr. David A. Larson officiating. His cremated remains will be placed in the Cremation Garden at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home where a Military Service begins at 6:30 p.m. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 13 to Dec. 29, 2012