YORK, Neb. — Harold C. Newsome, 73, of York, Neb. died July 16 at the Grand Island Veterans’ Home in Grand Island. Born July 19, 1938 in Ellsworth, he was the son of Cecil and Gertrude Newsome. In 1962 he moved to York, Neb. He married Karen Epke in January of 1968 in Grand Island, Neb. The couple made their home in York, Neb.
He is survived by his wife Karen; three sons, Jay, Dana and Scott (Arinda) Newsome; eight grandchildren, Brittney, Breanna, Keagan, Kaden, Angelyna, Katie, Anthony and Josh; two sisters, Barb Randolph of Salina and Nancy Schukmann of Caspar, Wyo.; two brothers-in-law, Rex (Lois) Epke of Gresham, Neb. and Larry (Sherry) Epke of Topeka; several nieces and nephews; and numerous young people who called him Dad or Pops. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Norman Newsome; a sister Delores Orth; a brother-in-law, Gene Randolph; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edwin and Paula Epke; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Epke.
It was Harold’s wish to be cremated and to have no service. We, his family, will follow his wishes. Interment or ashes will be at a later date in Great Bend. Memorials may be sent to the family for later designation.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home*
601 N. Webb Rd.
Grand Island, Ne 68803
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 20, 2012