Harlan Willard Newell

Edina, Minnesota


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1916 - 2012 Died August 4th Peacefully in his sleep. Survived by his wife of 63 yrs, Ria, and children Rick (Cheryl), Lynne (Larry), and Harley (Lisa); 8 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Born in Shaker Heights, OH, graduate of Kent School, CT, Harvard College, and Case Western Reserve...

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Liebe Ria, ich war betroffen von der Nachricht und bin traurig über den Tod von Bill.
In Gedanken bin ich immer wieder bei Dir und wünsche Dir viel Kraft.
Liebe Grüße an Dich
Deine Erdmute Frank

Mrs. Newell,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are mourning the loss of Harlan W. Newell, honorary citizen of the town of Aschersleben, Germany.

He saved the town from the destruction by allied bombs in April 1945.

We will always honor his memory.

Andreas Michelmann

Dear Ria,

Bill shared with me the story of how he met you during the the war and why he went back to rescue you from the town at great risk to all. It is still one of the most moving stories I have ever herad. i always told him to write a mamlir--and hope he did.
Please accept our condolences to your family from ours,
Bob (Mindstretch club) Geist

You have been in our hearts and in our prayers all week. We will see you Sunday.

Ria & Family, So sorry for your loss, Bill was a great inspiration for us all with his long battle. We wish you God's blessings and I expect Bill is up there now grinning down on us and dancing with delight.

God bless you all.