Jane Margaret Newman, age 80, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2015, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born at home on March 4, 1935 in Waukesha, WI to Thomas and Irene(Conway)Kingston. She was the youngest of four children and was a constant source of joy for her family.
Jane was raised in Waukesha and attended parochial and high school there. She met and fell in love with Thomas Newman in the summer of 1961 and they were married May 16th, 1962 in Milwaukee, WI. Jane and Tom built a home in Eagle, WI nestled midst the Kettle Moraine State Park. Jane had fond memories of working at Heaven City, a supper club in Mukwanago, later she worked Waukesha Motors as a machinist. In 1978 they moved their family to the Rhinelander area and have lived here since. Jane had the heart of a caregiver and had been employed by Peterson Health Care as a CNA and then as a group home manager for Family Matters Inc.
Earlier in life she very much enjoyed bowling and dabbled in arts and crafts. She also greatly enjoyed shopping and antiquing. In retirement she enjoyed spending time at the Rhinelander Senior Center. She especially enjoyed writing and being a part of the creative writing class where she made many new dear friends. She enjoyed cooking for her family.
The most important thing in her life was her family, her husband Thomas of Rhinelander, her four daughters, Cynthia(Joseph)Bocek of Crandon, Kimberly(Peter Fourt)Deede of Rhinelander, Judith(Jon)Robinson of Dixon, CA and Valerie(James Dahl)Newman of Larium, MI, her two sons Christopher Kingston of Estes Park, CO and Phillip Newman of Rhinelander, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and her son-in-law Dennis Mills.
Funeral services for Jane will be held on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Carlson Funeral Home with Chaplain John Uhlarik officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at the Carlson Funeral Home. A memorial is being established in Jane’s name and can be directed to her family. You may leave your private condolences for the Newman family atwww.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home(715-369-1414)is handling the arrangements for the Newman family.