Virgil A. Newberg, 89, of Hinton, died Monday, Oct 4, 2004, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness of Parkinson's disease. He was under Hospice care while at the nursing home.
Virgil A. Newberg was born May 30, 1915, in Lawton, the son of Gustave and Edith (Law) Newberg. He was raised in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School in 1933. He moved to Hinton after graduation to join his parents who had purchased a farm west of Hinton.
In 1935, he married Lillian Weinrich at Council Bluffs. They began farming in Hinton and this was the beginning of his dairy business. They lived in Oyens fro 1944 to 1948 before he purchased the present Newberg farm west of Hinton and enlarged the dairy.
Lillian died in 1970 at the age of 54 at Sioux City.
He married Dorothy E. Brown in 1972 at Humbolt by the Rev. Ralph Kitterman, a former pastor at Hinton. The couple made their home in Hinton.
Virgil served on the Federal Land Bank Board for many years and the also on the National Dairy Council Board. He was on the board of directors of Central States Division of Mid-America Dairymen Inc., (now Dairy Farmers of America) for 42 years. He was a 50-year member of the Farm Bureau.
Virgil was a faithful member of Hinton United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and had served on several committees and the church board.
He was a member of Triangle Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #643, The Sioux City Consistory and Abu Bekr Shrine Temple, all for over 50 years. He served as Worthy Patron of the Azure Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star during that time.
He enjoyed fishing, traveling, music, playing cards and his Suburban. He liked family gatherings and especially spending time with his grandchidren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, of Hinton; two sons, Norman Newberg and his wife, Johneen, and Virgil, all of Hinton; one daughter, Beverly Albers and her husband, Dale, of Hinton; four grandchildren, Eric Newberg and his wife, Lori, Melissa Newberg, Shelly (Albers) Mohl and her husband, Mark Mohl, and Mike Albers and his wife, Amy; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer and John Newberg, Cassidy and McKenzie Mohl; one brother, Bedford Newberg and his wife, Lois, and a sister-in-law, Karen Reinhart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Loretta Epling.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Gutzmer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapter in Sioux City. There will be a Masonic service by Triangle Lodge at 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, all at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Eric Newberg, Don Newberg, Mike Albers, Duane Spies, Larry Hansen and Hank Campbell.
A memorial has been established in his name.