VERMILLION, S.D. — Charles Edward Newton, Vermillion, S.D., died Feb. 14, 2015, at his home after a brief illness.
Visitation and a prayer service were Feb. 17 at the Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Feb. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church, Maskell.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Charles was born Aug. 8, 1940, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D., to Edward and Louisa (Jones) Newton. He graduated from Obert-Maskell High School in 1959. From there, he attended the Milford Trade School, Milford. He returned to the family farm to start farming in the Obert area, where he continued to farm the rest of his life. Charles married Arlyce Gran June 10, 1961, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Maskell.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Obert. After the merger of the Obert and Maskell churches, he continued his membership of the newly formed Faith Lutheran Church, Maskell.
Upon retiring from the farm in 2012 and moving to Vermillion, they became members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.
Charles is survived by his wife, Arlyce Newton, Vermillion, S.D.; two sons and spouses, Richard and Karen Newton, Hartington, and Rodney and Janet Newton, Laurel; one brother and wife, Lowell and Janice Newton, Emerson; one sister, Penny (Hennison) Hays, Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, Mikaela and Doug Westerby, Grand Island; Aaron and Sofi Newton, Hartington; Erica Newton, Waterbury; Johnathon Newton, Carrol; and Julia Newton , Omaha; and five great-grandchildren, Blake, Haley and Addison Westerby, and Nevaeh and Soma Newton.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Louisa Newton, and nephew, Clark Gran.