Dennis Lee Newcomer


Dennis Lee Newcomer, 70, Milford, passed away at 5:44 a.m. Sunday, August 11, at Goshen Hospital, Goshen.
He was born July 4, 1949 in Goshen, to Devon Wayne & Betty Lou (Coleman) Newcomer.
He was a lifetime Nappanee/Milford area resident and graduated in 1968 from Milford High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving as a construction operator with the U.S. Naval Seabees from 1969-1973.
He was married July 6, 1969 in Milford, to Nancy J. Wilson, who survives.
He was the former owner/operator of Denny's Phillips 66, Newcomer Excavating Company, and Newcomer Equipment, all in Milford. He retired as a licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent.
He attended Nappanee Missionary Church, where he was an usher and part of the Acts 29 Small Church & ESPMen ministries. He was a lifetime member and officer of Milford American Legion Post 226, a Red Coat Volunteer for Goshen Hospital with 1000 hours, and a former volunteer fireman.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Newcomer, Milford; daughter, Kimberly Strawbridge, Syracuse; son, Kyle (Kellie) Newcomer, Syracuse; two granddaughters, Whitney DeLong and Everlie Newcomer; three grandsons, Weston DeLong, Carson Speybroeck and Dominic Speybroeck; mother, Betty Zimmerman, Milforf; and brother, Gary Newcomer, Milford.
He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Elmer Zimmerman.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, and one hour prior to the services on Friday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 16, at the Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel, 70417 N. St. Rd 19, Nappanee. Pastor Jason Rohde will officiate. Burial will follow in the Milford Cemetery with military honors.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Nappanee Missionary Church Missions Fund, 70417 N. St. Rd. 19, Nappanee, IN, 46550 or Goshen Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527.
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