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David Newburn Jr.

BUREAU — David Price Newburn Jr., 77, of Bureau, formerly of Granville, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator.

Born July 8, 1936, in Granville to David Price and Anna Mae (Mc Casson) Newburn, he married Ruth Morine July 4, 1965, in Hennepin. She survives.

He was a machine specialist for Motor Wheel Industries in Mendota. He also worked at Capitani’s Hardware Store in Granville and for the telephone company.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Magnolia and United Auto Workers in Mendota.

Also surviving are one son, David Peter Newburn of Bureau; one daughter, Melissa (John) Gathje of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, James (Dorothy) Newburn of Altamont; one brother-in-law, John (Pat) Morine of Buda; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Hank of Henry and Toma Newburn of Peru; and two grandchildren, Jacob Andrew Gathje and Benjamin David Gathje.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Paul, Perry and Don; and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Pearce and Marjorie Bruer.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a graveside service at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Magnolia Methodist Church in Magnolia.

The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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