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Young Man Dies at Home of Parents Here Monday [27 OCT 1930] Afternoon

The Grim Reaper, with his sickle keen, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Newell, on North Fifth street, taking from their midst their only son, John Edwin Newell, one of Upper Sandusky's [OH] most promising young men. Demise which occurred Monday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock, resulted from a complication of diseases which followed two major operations. John, who had completed a semester at Wittenberg college, Springfield [OH], at the beginning of this year, was compelled to relinquish his studies on account of ill health. He entered Grant hospital, at Columbus [OH], February 4 and submitted to an operation February 7. He recovered from the operation sufficiently to return home and was able to be about for four weeks. His condition, however, again became serious and he submitted to a second operation April 30. He was brought to his home May 7, from which time he had been bedfast. His indominatable courage and steadfast faith carried him through the many weeks of intense suffering. His hope of recovery was always bright and in spite of his agonizing pain he ever retained his cheerful disposition one of his many admirable traits in health, and which won for him innumerable friends.

John Edwin Newell was the son of Earl G. and Estella Grundtisch Newell and was born at Mansfield [OH] June 19, 1911, being in his twentieth year at the time of death. One brother, Fred W., who died at the age of fourteen months, preceded John in death twentyone years ago. John was graduated from the local High school with the class of 1929. He was a fine scholar, an exemplary young man and active in all scholastic affairs, also being a member of the school band and orchestra. John was an accomplished musician on both the trumpet and piano. In the fall of 1929 he entered Wittenberg college and was a member of the college band and also of the Brass quartet, composed of four young college men, who broadcast weekly from the college. He was pledged to the Kappa Phi fraternity.

John was a member of Trinity Reformed church and of the Young Men's Bible class of the church school. He was also a member of the Sunday school orchestra a few years ago and took an active part in church work. He was a member of the City band and also played in Harland Sharp's orchestra for a time. John was a most admirable young man, possessing a fine Christian character, which compelled esteem and respect from his many associates. The entire community mourns his death and extends its sympathy to the bereaved father and mother.

Funeral services will be held Thursday [30 OCT 1930] afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Newell residence on North Fifth street, and at 3 o'clock at Trinity Reformed church. Rev. G.W. Good will officiate. Burial will be made in Old Mission cemetery. The body was taken to the Bringman & Co. mortuary to be prepared for burial. Friends may view the remains Wednesday [29 OCT 1930] afternoon and evening at the Newell residence.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Tuesday, 28 OCT 1930

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