BURLINGTON, Colorado -- Macdonald Edward "Mac" Newberry, 92, died Saturday (Nov. 27, 2010), at the Grace Manor Nursing Home in Burlington.
He was born Jan. 8, 1918, near Danbury in Red Willow County, Nebraska, the son of the late Calvin Orlando and Nellie Agnes (Yeater) Newberry. Mac grew up in the Danbury and Lebanon, Nebraska communities and graduated from Danbury High School in 1935. He attended the University of Nebraska where he majored in farm implement mechanics and served two years in the ROTC Field Artillery, 1936-39, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mac entered the U.S. Army July 22, 1942, serving during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the service on Feb. 5, 1946, the couple moved to Riverton, Nebraska, and then to Sharon Springs, Kansas where Mac was employed for 20 years as manager of the service department, and his wife was the bookkeeper for the Farmers Coop.
The couple returned to Danbury in 1980 and moved to McCook in 2000.
Mac moved to Grace Manor in Burlington in 2009.
Mac was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian on April 28, 2004.
He is survived by his son, Donal Newberry and wife, Donna of Burlington; two grandchildren, Dana Maier and husband, William of Concord, North Carolina, and Darrin Newberry of Burlington; one great-grandson, Braxton Kallaus , and relatives and friends.
Funeral services are Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Interment with military honors is in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery in Danbury.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation is today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.