Ronald E. Newton, 79, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. Ronald was born June 23, 1941 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of the late Burton Newton and Mary Newton nee Eba. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Delila “Liza” Newton nee Skeens. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary.
Ronald Graduated in 1959 from Portsmouth High school. He served in the Navy from 1959 to 1962. He retired from J.B. Hunt as a Transportaion Dispatcher where he would be the point of contact for drivers and clients, Making sure of safety and accurate directions. Ronald continued this skill to his family whether they needed help on a trip or simply directing them in life.
Ronald is survived by his two daughters, Joanna (Daniel Rosenbaum) Newton of North Judson, Indiana and Debra (Anthony) Newton of Hammond, Indiana. Two sons, Ronald K. (Char) Newton of Lowell, Indiana and Joshua R. (Sarah) Newton of Merrillville, Indiana. He was also survived by 5 grandchildren, Jenny, Jacob, Stefanie, Cody and Keith, and 10 great grandchildren, Zander, Joshua, Jachin, Khloe, Zachary, Bella, Emma, Brantley, Noah and Keaton.
A private service and burial was held August 26, 2020 at Calvary Tabernacle Church in Griffith, Indiana with Joshua Newton officiating. He was laid to rest with Military Honors in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, Indiana
Arrangements were entrusted to LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46324. For further information, please contact LaHayne Funeral Home at 219/ 845-3600.
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