NEWTON, Richard W. 69, of Longmont, passed away June 20, 2013 from brain cancer which was diagnosed in October of 2012. Rich was born October 9, 1943 in Winterset, IA to Wayne and Pauline (Frey) Newton. He was a graduate of Winterset High School and the University of Oklahoma. He married Donna Frutiger in December of 1993. He served in the US Army
and was a veteran of the Vietnam War
, loved sports, especially the University of Colorado Buffalos, where he was the athletic trainer during the 70's. He was then employed by IBM until he retired. After retirement he enjoyed many winters in Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, two brothers, Robert (Elaine), Keith (Mary Kay), a son Jeff in CA., three step children, Troy, Evvy (Jeff Nichols), and Tracy Frutiger, three nieces, two nephews, three grandchildren, two step grandchildren, three grand nephews, one grand niece and several cousins. Interment will be at a later date in Winterset, IA and in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter, IA. A open house to celebrate Rich's life will be held Saturday, June 29th at the Schlagel St. home of Donna and Rich, from 4 pm until 9 pm. Memorials: Please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com
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