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Rudolph Newfield

September 14, 1932 — December 29, 2019

Rudolph Gene Newfield, 87, of Peabody, died Sunday (December 29, 2019) at the Robert J. Dole V.A. Medical Center in Wichita, Ks.

He was born on September 14, 1932 in McPherson, Kansas, the son of Peter Buller and Marie Nora Foth Newfield. Rudy attended schools in Peabody, Ks., until he was 16 years old. In 2004, he received an honorary diploma from the Peabody High School through Operation Recognition.

During the Korean Conflict he served in the U.S. Army’s 10th Calvary Infantry Division as a bugler.

Rudy married Jean Eva Schroeder on June 7, 1957 at the Grace Hill Mennonite Church of rural Whitewater, Ks.

He had been a fireman for the Santa Fe Railroad and was the owner and operator of Countryside Salvage in Rural Walton. Rudy was a longtime member of the Peabody Christian Church and a member of the Peabody American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Jean of the home in Peabody; son Eugene Newfield and wife Tammy of Peabody, daughter Cynthia Easterberg and husband Jesse of Peabody, son Timothy Newfield of Walton, son Anthony Newfield and wife Jolene of Newton; son-in-law Bill Smith of Newton; sister Lucille Wolfe of Salina; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Rudolph is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Patricia Smith.

Cremation has been effected.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday (January 11, 2020) at the Peabody Christian Church.

A memorial has been established with the Peabody Christian Church and the Peabody American Legion Avenue of Flags. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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