Grace E. Newman

August 19, 1924 – April 20, 2020

Grace Emma Newman passed away peacefully in her home following some time on Hospice Care.

Grace is survived and celebrated by her children, Mark (Ellen) Newman and Thomas (Ruth) Newman; grandchildren, Monica (James Jr.) Berg, Sean J. M. Newman, Kyle T. Newman; and great-grandchildren, Cameron James Berg and Leah Grace Berg. Her sister, Jeanne Schwimley and her nieces and nephews also survive her.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Robert J. Newman, a sister, Bernice Lacina, and a brother, Harold Miller.

Grace was born in Arlington Heights on August 19, 1924. After her marriage, she and her husband built a home in Wood Dale, IL where she would live for over 70 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Grace was a faithful volunteer for many years in her community and at Calvary Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Wood Dale, IL where she was a member for more than 65 years. At Calvary, Grace volunteered as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was also active in the Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. Grace also served as a reading mentor in Bensenville School District 2 for several years. Grace returned to school while in her 50s to become a certified Dental Assistant. She worked in that capacity in Bensenville for ten years. She believed in keeping fit and walked one mile a day into her 90s. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed sewing.

Grace will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Services are being planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization, Peace Church Food Pantry, Bensenville, IL, or St. Jude’s Hospital for Children would be much appreciated.

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623

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