Carl Newquist Jr. - July 21, 2009Carl H. “Cork” Newquist Jr., 80, of Belgrade, father of Aurora resident Ernie Newquist, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services were Saturday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Fullerton. Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiated. Burial was in the Fullerton Cemetery with military rites by the Nebraska Military Honor Guard and the Belgrade and Fullerton American Legion.
Mr. Newquist was born May 5, 1929 in Nance County to Carl Sr. and Violet (Hansen) Newquist.
He attended Belgrade High School.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 serving in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953 with two bronze stars and several other distinguished medals.
On April 30, 1955 he married Beverly Berney at Belgrade. They farmed in the Belgrade area.
He enjoyed raising cattle, attending his grandchildren’s activities, trail rides with Spring Creek Saddle Club, playing cards, American Legion events, public service and talking with people.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, the Belgrade American Legion, Fire Board, Spring Creek Saddle Club, Nebraska County Officials Association, VFW and was a Nance County supervisor for 34 years.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Penny Newquist of Arlington, Va., Roxanne (Raymond) Mostek of Chapman, Peggy Newquist and Duane Reese of Lincoln; two sons, Carl H. III “Rusty” (Barbara) Newquist of Belgrade, Ernie (Kris) Newquist of Aurora, weven grandchildren, Madeline “Maddy” Jan Newquist Petracek, Joesaphine (Ryan) Rogers, Justine Newquist, Jacque Newquist, Alexander Reese-Newquist, Christian Reese-Newquist, Sydney Newquist; three brothers, Arnold (Ruby) Newquist and Lyle (Joyce) Newquist all of Fullerton, Harold “Pete” (Anne) Newquist of Galt, Calif.; two sisters, Donna (Lewis) Adams of Lincoln, Mary Ann (Leroy) Learing of Sioux City Iowa; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Norma Jean.
Memorials are directed to the Veterans Memorial in Fullerton and Wolbach Community Center Building Fund.