Monday, May 7, 2012

Michael Albert Newbauer (May 5, 2012)

Michael Albert Newbauer, 69, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM at his home of a heart attack.

Mike was born on January 13, 1943 at Union City Hospital to Herschel and Eileen Newbauer. His survivors are his wife, Linda, their dog, Erma; his two sister and their husbands, Rose and Larry Dockery and Doris and Ron Rice; his two brothers, Steve and Phil and wife, Fonda; three sisters in law, Eldonna Yount, Virginia Ann Yount, and JoAnne and husband, John Saylor; nieces and nephews and their spouses are, Melvin and Pam Dockery, Becky Black, Wendy and Joe Fields, Whitney and Mike Christman, Zachary and Andrea Newbauer, Curtis and Rhonda Yount, Craig and Hollie Yount, Kevin and Donna Yount, Kerry and Tami Yount, Karen and Scott Fourman, Brant and Sue Yount, Brenda Himebaugh and Michele and Troy Sullens, Lynn Saylor and Kelly Saylor; step nephews, Mark, Darrel and Jeff Grubb; 25 great nieces and nephews; and several great great nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Eileen Newbauer; his brother in law, Jim Yount and his nephew, Tony Black.

Mike graduated from Mississinawa High School in 1961, was in the US Air Force until 1965 and worked in construction from 1966 until 1999 and then worked part-time for Community Action Partnership in meal delivery. He retired in 2007. In his retirement, he traveled extensively, loved playing euchre, poker and casino gambling. His greatest pastime though was relaxing on their farm and enjoying nature there and his dog. He was a member of the Darke County Fish and Game Club.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Romer’s Banquet Center, 118 East Main Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Doug Baker officiating. Family will receive friends for a gathering one hour prior to the service at Romer’s. The family requests that all relatives and friends who knew Mike are welcome to attend this Celebration of Mike’s life and enjoy lunch afterwards. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

The family asks in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to either State of the Heart Hospice or Garst Museum. Condolences for the family may be expressed through