Dennis L. Newcomer

July 4, 1949 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 70)

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Dennis Lee Newcomer, 70, of Milford, IN passed away at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Goshen Hospital in Goshen, IN.  He was born on July 4, 1949 in Goshen, IN to Devon Wayne & Betty Lou (Coleman) Newcomer.

He was a lifetime Nappanee / Milford area resident and graduated 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 on July 6, 1969 in Milford, IN 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 was 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 he was a former volunteer fireman.

He is survived by:

Wife – Nancy Newcomer of Milford

Daughter – Kimberly Strawbridge of Syracuse

Son – Kyle (Kellie) Newcomer of Syracuse

2 Granddaughters – Whitney DeLong and Everlie Newcomer

3 Grandson – Weston DeLong, Carson Speybroeck, and Dominic Speybroeck

Mother – Betty Zimmerman of Milford

Brother – Gary (Ginger) Newcomer of Milford

He was preceded in death by his father & step father - Elmer Zimmerman

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel, 70417 N. St. Rd 19, Nappanee, IN with Pastor Jason Rohde officiating. 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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August 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

August 16, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 N. St. Rd 19
Nappenee, IN 46550

Funeral Service
August 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 N. St. Rd 19
Nappenee, IN 46550

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