Stephen A. Newcombe
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Stephen A. Newcombe

Appleton - Age 73, passed away Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at home. He was born on August 23, 1946 the son of the late Douglas and Phyllis Newcombe.

Steve proudly graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He taught Art in the Eagle River School system, worked at the Institute of Paper Chemistry, Presto Products in the Art Department, and retired from F.C. Dadson as a designer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, step-son Jon (Marcy) Patenaude, brother J.C. (Sandy) Newcombe, sisters: Kathy (Lawrence) Fisher and Syndi (fiance Mike) McGuire; brother in-law, Gordy (Sue) Heule, sisters-in-law: Marilyn (Bill) Goetz, Sharon (Jack) VandenHeuvel, Nancy Seidl, Carol Underwood, Diane Heffron, Debbie (Tony) Treu and Jeanine (John) Greenwald and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law Gordon and Catherine Heule, and brothers-in-law: Dan Heule, Ray McGuire, Jerry Seidl, Tom Heffron and Patrick Shehyn.

His love for art ran so deep, and his artistic abilities were immeasurable.

Due to Covid19, a celebration of Steve's life will be held at a later date.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2020.
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August 15, 2020
Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you have my sincere sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers.
Kay (your YMCA swim friend.)
August 14, 2020
Ah, Steve... One of the best of those I count closest to me. What joy will a future Brewers, Bucks, Badgers and especially Packers game offer without you to cheer with us?. Less I think. I always enjoyed your attitude, happy or angry, because of your genteel manner. I always recognized the care and generosity with which you dealt with others. I wish I had been able to golf one last round together. You leave behind an incredible group of family, in-laws, peers and friends that will miss you forever and a day. We are richer for having known and loved you, and I will especially remember your smile and sense of humor. See you again buddy. ❤
Mike Larsen
August 14, 2020
Steve was the first neighbor to welcome us when we moved in across the street. He made us feel welcome and at "home" from the get go. We will greatly miss you Steve and will always remember you as our kind, smiling neighbor. Kathy, we are praying for you and our hearts are with you. We look forward to seeing you every time our paths cross.

Brittany Waterman
August 14, 2020
Very sad to learn of Steve's passing. Always looked forward to seeing him in the Tuesday Night Mutt League at Reid Golf Course. Very enjoyable guy to be around! Rest in peace, Steve. 'Pick it up!'
Mike Van Domelen
August 12, 2020
What a genuine guy! Steve was such a cool person. Spent many good times sailing and just hanging out at Sandra Drive! I miss those days... My condolences to Kathy, Syndi, Jodi and the rest of the family.
Brian Flanagan
August 11, 2020
Syndi, sending my love and deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious brother. Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you......
Mary Jo Arens Hansel
August 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to y’all! I will certainly miss him! My chats with Uncle Steve, we’re always a breathe of fresh air!

August 11, 2020
So sorry to hear about Steve,s passing. So many good memories of the fun times spent with Steve and his family at his parents house. We all had a blast! Rest in peace. Brinkmans
Peg Brinkman
August 11, 2020
Steve is one of the nicest and most supportive people I’ve met in my life. I have been awed by his artistic talent and his willingness to share it. RIP, friend.
Dick Millard
August 10, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I will always remember wonderful times at Eagle River and may hours of playing poker. I wish Kathy and the entire family well.
Rick & Martha Carpenter
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