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Missing man found dead in Charles Mix County

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Darrell Newton

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Darrell Newton

Darrell Newton, 75, Mount Vernon, SD, died Friday, December 6, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Monday, December 9, at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon American Legion Cemetery at a later date.

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He was born September 3, 1937 in Mitchell to Chester and Charlotte (Frahm) Newton. He grew up at Mount Vernon and attended Union 31 country school. On April 2, 1960 he married Betty Volmer. They made their home in Mount Vernon where he operated Newts Welding Shop. He also worked at Trail King. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Fire Department and the American Legion in Mount Vernon and the Mitchell National Guard Unit in Mitchell for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons: Douglas (Mary) Newton, Mitchell; James (Julie) Newton, Mountain Home, ID; one daughter, Tammie Kazi, Mount Vernon; three sisters: Donna Schoenfelder, Mitchell; Karen Muniz and Sheryl Pierce, CO; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren,

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary.

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