Marilyn J. Newnam, 80, of Geneseo passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services celebrating her life will be 11am Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation for Marilyn will be 9-11am Tuesday at First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the Marilyn Newnam Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Homes of Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marilyn was born September 30, 1932 in Grand Forks, North Dakota the daughter of John and Marie (Olson) Jacobson. She was united in marriage to Eugene E. Newnam on May 18, 1952 in Rockville, MN.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Geneseo and also a member of WELCA at the Church. She was a member of Hammond-Henry Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years. Marilyn was also an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include her husband Eugene; 1 son: David (Lisa) Newnam, Idaho Falls, ID; 1 daughter: Sandi (Lou) Ferdon, Plainfield, IL; 1 daughter-in-law: Mary Newnam, Rockton, IL; 3 brothers: John Jacobson, MN, Robert Jacobson, MN, and Loren (Carol) Jacobson, OH; 5 grandchildren: Amy (Jason) Rosillo, Sarah (Bob) Dyxin, Matthew Ferdon, Kyra Newnam, Kyle (Erin) Newnam; 4 great grandchildren: Parker, Emma, Logan, and Lillyann.
She was preceded in death by 1 son: Tracy Newnam; 1 grandson: Joshua Newnam; 1 brother: Donald Jacobson