Raymond Edward Newell Jr. (1939 - 2012)

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Raymond Edward Newell, Jr.

Des Moines

Raymond E. Newell, 73, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Hospital. He was born May 30, 1939 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Alice (Garton) and Raymond Newell, Sr.

Raymond loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed being outdoors. He was employed as an electrician. Raymond worked for Firestone and most recently Baker Electric, until his retirement. He was a member of the Clay Masonic Lodge #193 in Lewisburg, Iowa and Local 347 - IBEW.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda; children, Jacquelin (David) Nussbaum and Alan (Laura) Newell; and grandchildren, Daniel, Sean, Zoe, Cassidy, Cayleigh, and Julian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Newell; and sister-in-law, Peggi Newell.

A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Iowa which is sponsored by the Masons, via www.iowahopelodge.org in loving memory of Raymond.

Online condolences may be made to:

www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 3, 2013
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