Lewis Edgar Newman

2013-08-30T14:15:00Z Lewis Edgar Newman Casper Star-Tribune Online
August 30, 2013 2:15 pm

Lewis Edgar Newman was born October 10, 1924 in Evansville, Wyoming the second son of Leo B. Newman, Sr. and Eunice Wambaugh Newman.

He attended Lincoln School, Casper Junior High (at that time the junior high was only eighth grade). Lewis graduated from Natrona County High School in 1942. He was always proud to be called one of the North Casper kids. In 1942 graduates went from high school to World War II. He never received his 1942 high school diploma until 1946 when he returned from World War II.

He entered the service in 1942 and was stationed in Louisiana and South Carolina. He attended officer candidate school in Fort Hamilton, N.C. From there he went to Oakland, California for amphibian training. He was in the only battalion in World War II that could wear both Army and Navy Uniforms. He served in the Southwest and South Pacific, the Philippines and the Dutch West Indies. He received battle stars and the medal for meretious service and numerous other medals.

He married his childhood sweetheart Florine Eckhart in 1946 and had two children Phyllis and Randolph. After the war he worked for Kellog helping build the Texaco Oil refinery. In 1947 he went to work for Texaco refinery for thirty-five years retiring as a maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by daughter, Phyllis Ann Braido of California; son, Randolph Newman of Florida; grandson, Brian Newman; granddaughter, Shanann McNeely; brother, Carl Glen Newman of Washington; sister, Sharron Benedict of Arizona; five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leo, Ralph and Paul and one sister, Beverly.

He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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