Steven E. Newton, 69, McCook, Neb., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home.

He was born June 10, 1947, in McCook to Herbert and Betty Jean (Esch) Newton. He was a 1965 graduate of McCook High School.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from July 11, 1967 until he was honorable discharge April 5, 1971.

Survivors include three sons, Chad Newton, Hays, Darren Newton and wife, Jenny, Cimarron, and Rusty Newton, Great Bend; two daughters, Kristi Geschwentner and Lee Moore, McCook, and Amber Koshiol and husband, David, Hays; two sisters, Diana Butler and husband, Terry, Omaha, Neb., and Gina Newton, Bloomington, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, Emily Geschwentner and friend, Brad Garrick, Kelsea Geschwentner and friend, Juan Zermeno, Austin Jantz, Chase Newton, Caitlin Farrell, Dayvean Koshiol, Dylan Newton, and Madison Newton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lyle Newton; and a grandson, Grant Farrell.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural McCook; inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to be given in his name.

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