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Obituary of Kevin Newberg
Kevin was born and raised in Clarinda, IA on September 2, 1959, to Charlotte and Ray Newberg, and later welcome his brother Ken. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1978. Kevin was on the wrestling, football, track, and swim teams. Kevin was married to Charlene Orr in Clarinda, Iowa on April 11, 1980, to this union they had 4 children.
Kevin had worked in factories, but found his love for trucking. His goal of owning his own semi was accomplished. Kevin’s wife and children have many fond memories of going over the road with him. He is known to all his trucking friends as “Slow Poke”.
He got his love for racing from his mom and dad. Kevin also passed that passion on to his children and grandchildren. If you were looking for Kevin on a weekend, you should look at the racetrack. Some of Kevin’s friends mentioned his smile, orneriness, and need for speed. He loved sports cars, Chicago Bears, St Louis Cardinals, Omaha Lancers, Iowa Hawkeyes, SWV Timberwolves, Gretna Dragons, and BLRD Wolverines. We enjoyed going boating and camping. Kevin was very big on water-skiing, whereas the children preferred tubing. One of Kevin’s other great joys was spending time with family. They made many trips to Florida and other locations. When you would go to events with Kevin, you never knew how long you would be gone because he would talk to everyone. He enjoyed watching all the kids and grandkids participate in their sporting events. At the drop of a hat, he would be at a child or grandchild’s sporting event, ready to cheer for the kids and holler at the refs. One of his greatest regrets is not being here to attending their events and watch them grow into adulthood. Kevin loved to help with grandkids by driving them around to events or teaching them how to drive. Kevin also loved animals and would often surprise his wife with new pets. He enjoyed taking the animals for rides and buying them ice cream.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents Floyd and Marjorie Cox, Alec and Flosse Newberg, mother-in-law Bernice Orr, sisters-in-law Georgetta Simpson and Willetta Weeks, brother-in-law Robert Simpson and many aunts, uncles, and cousins
Kevin is survived by wife Charlene Newberg Villisca, IA; parents Ray and Charlotte Newberg Clarinda, IA; children Nathan Newberg Gretna, NE, Jessica Howe Villisca, IA, Amanda Johnston Villisca, IA, and Anthony Newberg Villisca, IA; brother Ken Newberg Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren Preston Goolsby, Malana Howe, Andrea Howe, Ethan Johnston, Joseph Newberg, Erica Johnston & Matthew Newberg along with many other family and friends.
Kevin is signing off 10-4, “slow poke” over and out.
In Loving Memory
1959 - 2022