Lewis H. Newnam, 82, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.
He was born on November 27, 1940, in Angola, Indiana to Max C. and Mildred D. “Dixie” (Lewis) Newnam. Lewis graduated from Angola High School in 1959 and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Tri-State University in 1963.
Lewis married the love of his life, Dorthea A. “Dottie” Stafford on April 14, 1964.
He served his country in the Indiana Army National Guard as a 1st Lieutenant. He was an Infantry Platoon leader assigned to A Company 1/293 Infantry Battalion.
Lewis worked in the family business, Newnam Tire Service in Angola, Indiana for many years with his father from 1944 to 1985. In 1990, he started Eagle-Eye Commodities, a military surplus wholesale business until he retired in 2015.
He was a member of Fairview Missionary Church, Angola and AOPA, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Lewis was a pilot and enjoyed flying airplanes and model aircraft.
Surviving are his children, Steven (Terri) Newnam of Nashville, Indiana and Reneé Newnam of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren, Jon (Ashley) Newnam of Columbus, Ohio and Karen (Miah) Wood of Westfield, Indiana; four great-grandchildren and his sister, Mary (Bill) Lipman of Angola, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorthea A. “Dottie” Newnam on April 26, 2001.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Fairview Missionary Church in Angola, Indiana with Pastor Joel Greenwood officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by the Angola American Legion Post 31 and the US Army Honor’s Guard and Burial will immediately follow the service in South Scott Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Association.