Dr. John E. Newlin

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1932
Died: Fri., Apr. 3, 2015

Private Family Graveside Service

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3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 07, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Dr. John E. Newlin, age 82, of Robinson, IL, died at 10:35 am Friday April 3, 2015 at his residence at Timber Creek Village, Robinson, IL, following several months of failing health.

Born November 24, 1932 in Robinson, IL, the son of Walter W. and Marjorie Dean (Musgrave) Newlin, John graduated Robinson High School with the Class of 1950. Shortly after graduation, John joined the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean Conflict.  His military service included three years and seven months of service on foreign soil and duty at sea. Following his release from active duty, John enrolled at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN in the pre-dental program. After completing two years at Butler University, he transferred to Indiana University School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1961.  Following graduation, Dr. Newlin returned to Robinson to join his father-in-law, Dr. Harry Kinney, in dental practice.  Dr. Kinney retired due to ill health shortly after Dr. John joined the practice.

Dr. Newlin retired from Dental Practice after 41 years.  He was a life member of the American Dental Association; member of the Southern Illinois Dental Association.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954; was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Robinson, IL; member Crawford County Health Department Board of Directors, 1991 to 2014; member B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1188, Robinson; AF & AM #250, Robinson Masonic Lodge, Robinson, IL; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville, Danville, IL;  ; AINAD Shrine Temple, Valley of St. Louis; VFW #4549, American Legion Post #69, Robinson, IL;  Robinson Police and Fire Commission and the Indiana University Alumni Association.

On June 17, 1955 John married Susanna E. “Susie” (Kinney) and she survives. Also surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Michael Schaefer, Hutsonville, IL; grandson, Dr. John William and Korie Schaefer, Robinson, IL; granddaughter, Abigail and Jeremy Williams, Martinsville, IL; great granddaughter, Madilyn Schaefer; great-grandsons, Hudson Williams and Max Schaefer; sister, Nanette Griffin, Indianapolis, IN; nephew and spouse, Tim and Terry Feezle, Indianapolis, IN along with several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

There will be a time of visitation Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  A Private Family Graveside Service will be conducted Wednesday April 8, 2015 with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Full military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Post 4549, American Legion Post #69 both of Robinson and AMVETS Post # 33, Palestine, IL

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children or the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN. Envelopes for both charities will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com

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Cathie Moore Bailey and Margie Moore McNamara
   Posted Fri April 03, 2015
Our sincere sympathy to you, Susie, and your family on your loss. John was a very fun and kind man. He certainly touched the lives of many over the years. God be with you and yours during your time of grief.

Shirley Dix Spigner
   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Susie, Lisa, Nanette and Grandchildren- Sending you our thoughts and prayers from all of the cousins here in SC. Johnny was "most special and dear" and loved by all that had the joy of knowing him. His zest for living and his love of family was exemplified in all that he did. That smile will shine through all eternity. May you be comforted and strengthened in the days to come. We share in your profound loss and send our love- Shirley, Helen, Margaret, Eric & Jill

Ron and Viv Heidbreder
   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Susie and Lisa,

We would like to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of such a great man, John. We were hoping to get back to Illinois in time to be there but John was just in such a hurry, we missed him.

God be with you all in your grief. We loved John -- he was such a caring gentleman and will be missed greatly.
Ron and Viv Heidbreder

Monty and Mary Montgomery
   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Susie and Lisa:
Mary and I send our sincere condolences to you in this time of sadness. As both of you know Mary and I (Mont to John) will surely miss him at Gulf Waters because he was my slow walking buddy. We will be with you in spirit during the next few days as we pray for the LORD'S blessing on the entire family. Our love to you both.
Mont and Mary

Paul & Jayne Skluzacek
   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Susie, Lisa and family,
We were saddened to hear of John's passing and send our thoughts and prayers to you. John was one of Paul's coffee buddies at Gulf Waters and Paul enjoyed John's conversation and humor. We also enjoyed the "treats" he brought us every season! We would put them in the freezer and savor them all year long, thinking of you both whenever we would sneak one out! John was a wonderful man and we will miss him! We will continue to keep you, and your family, in our prayers!
Love, Paul and Jayne

   Posted Sat April 04, 2015
Dear Newlin Family: I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

Larry & Brenda Boyd
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
We were so very sorry to learn of John's passing. He was such a kind, gentle man. He was our dentist for many, many years and took such good care of us. It brought tears to our eyes to learn he had passed. Praying for God's Comfort and Peace for you Susie, Lisa and your family members.
Larry & Brenda Boyd

Malinda Bubeck
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
My heartfelt sympathy to those left behind.... Such a wonderful person he was

Eleanor Reeder Mallory-Gaddis
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
My deepest sympathy goes with all of you on the death of John. He was our dentist for many years. God bless you and comfort you in this time of grief.

Lawrence Dix and Family
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Our family offers our sympathy to you and your family.John was a great man and a pillar in the community.You will be in our prayers.

Roy and Kathy Tuckey
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Our very first friends at Gulf Waters!!! Susie, you and John took Roy and I "under your wing" and taught us so much about Rving. We were at our "wits end" when we first met you with the frustration of driving to Florida in an RV. Thank goodness you were the first faces we saw at the park and became our very dear friends. We will never forget your kindness and will miss John so much. You are in our prayers. Roy and Kathy

Beverley Clarenbach
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Dear Susie and family,

Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. John was a great man and always so very kind, he will be missed by all who knew him. I hope in time you will have comfort in recalling all the years you shared with your family and friends. We are never ready for a loved one to leave us. What wonderful times we had with you and John as our neighbors at Gulf Waters. I will always remember your loving arms around me when I needed your support and being there to help me through a difficult time.

Virginia Mikeworth and Lois Brown
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Dear Suzie and family, Just a note to let you know how sorry we feel about your loss of John. Please accept our sincere condolence and prayers for the entire Newlin Family. Sending hugs your way. Ginny and Lois

Sandy Watson
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
Dear Lisa,
Sending prayers and thoughts to you and your family. I am so happy I got to see your Dad and Mom just a few years ago on the Square. He always had a smile on his face, especially when talking about his family.
I smile when I think about your Dad driving all of "us" girls around town in his green El Camino and calling you "Grace". What great memories for all of us that got to know your Dad. What an awesome man,
Love Sandy

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