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Albert "Al" "Sonny" Newman

May 14, 1946 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 71)

Albert "Al" “Sonny” Newman, 71, of Churubusco, passed away at 7:57 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Born on May 14, 1946 in Fort Wayne,  he was the only son of Albert & Dortha (Gocke) Newman. He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne and graduated from Concordia High School in 1964.

After high school he served in the United States Army.

Al was married on July 7, 1977, in Fort Wayne, to Glenda Jones. The couple moved to Churubusco just before the blizzard of ’78.

He worked at Rea Magnet Wire and retired after 38 years of service.

Al is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Jones Newman; a son, Jeffrey (Danielle) Newman; two grandsons; Andrew and Nathan Newman; a brother, Tim (Terri) Berry; three sisters, Barb (Paul) Hanson, Gene Day and Marian (Jim) Bradly; his step mom, Ruth Newman; 11 nephews and nieces, Joe, Rachel, Jenny, Randy, Lynn Robert, Dottie, Marian Louise, Kelli, Sarah, Jason and McKayla; many great nieces and nephews including, Keefe and Keeley; his canine companion, Odie; numerous good friends that passed in and out of his life and those that stayed with him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Newman Sr. and Dortha (Gocke) Newman.

Visiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm and 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Calling also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Services will begin at 2:00 p.m., at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne on Monday.

Memorials to the Shepherd’s House or Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or St. Jude’s Hospital.

Online condolences to the family at

Donations may be made to:

The Shepherd's House
519 Tennessee Ave, Fort Wayne IN 46805
Tel: 1-260-424-2500

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission
301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne IN 46802
Tel: 1-260-426-7357

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