Newton Dunn Obituary

Newton W. Dunn
Newton W. Dunn
Newton W. Dunn

September 14, 1912 - January 3, 2005
Born in Central City, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Newton W. Dunn, 92, died Monday, January 3, 2005 at Mercy Hospice, in Johnston after a long battle with respiratory disease. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 7 at Westover Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the service time.

Newton was born September 14, 1912, to John N. and Erma G. Wagor Dunn in rural Central City, IA. He was a graduate of Central City High School and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, where he played cornet in the bands. On September 5, 1937, Newton and Ruth Quaas were married in Cedar Rapids. In 1944, the Dunns moved to Urbandale, IA. Newton continued doing accounting work for various firms in Des Moines. He was a charter member of the Urbandale Lions Club and was instrumental in getting Lions Park established. Newton served on the Urbandale Water Board, Town Council and School Board. At the Urbandale United Church of Christ, he was Elder, Deacon and treasurer of the original building fund.

In 1963, Newton started Chem-Sol, Inc., an industrial solvent business in Waterloo, IA. He and Ruth moved back to Urbandale in 1989, where they lived until they relocated to McAuley Terrace in Johnston, IA, in 2004.

Newton is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth J. Dunn; daughters, Carol Boals of Naperville, IL, and Janet Dunn of Des Moines; sister, Ermina Dykstra of Walnut Creek, CA; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his son, Dennis Dunn; and granddaughter, Alissa Boals.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Urbandale United Church of Christ, Urbandale Lions Club or Mercy Hospice-Johnston.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 7, 2005
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Friday, January 7, 2005
2:00 PM


Urbandale Lions Club
c/o Truman Lewis, 7513 Beechwood
Urbandale, IA 50322
Urbandale United Church of Christ
3530 70th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131