Dorothy Newlun - August 27, 2009Dorothy Newlun, 95, of Aurora, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 31 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Rev. Mary Scott officiated. Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dorothy Genevieve Newlun, daughter of Fred W. and Genevieve (Austin) Penner, was born in Stockham on March 30, 1914.
She grew up in Stockham and attended Stockham High School through the 11th grade.
On Jan. 4, 1932, she was united in marriage to Marion Newlun at Aurora. They lived in Aurora and were married 54 years before he passed away on July 3, 1986. She worked at Farmers Union Creamery, Jack & Jill Grocery Store, Red & White Grocery Store and the Aurora Mall.
She was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, Dorcas Circle and the church choir. She also belonged to the Aurora Women’s Club. Her first priority was always her family. She loved cooking and spending time with them.
Survivors include her son, Tom (Arlene) Newlun of Aurora; daughter, Betty (Van) Van Luchene; one grandson, Mike (Pam) Newlun of Beatrice, whom they raised, and six other grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Lawrence ‘Curly’ Penner of Aurora and Melvin ‘Jake’ (Elaine) Penner of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Fern Penner of Hebron and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marion; daughter, Marianne Newlun; two brothers, Ernie and Fritz Penner; two sisters, Anne Medaris and Thelma Fenster; two sisters-in-law, Betty Penner and Gwen Penner; two brothers-in-law, Maurice Medaris and Dale Fenster and a great-grandson, Peyton Newlun.