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Robert "Bob" Newhalfen

October 9, 1956 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Newhalfen Obituary

Robert "Bob" Newhalfen, 66, of Magnolia, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Goldasich Hall, McNabb. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel will be assisting the family with the arrangements.

Bob was born on October 9, 1956 in Peoria, IL to Thomas and Betsy (Lester)Newhalfen. He married Kathleen Haig on July 18, 1981 in Magnolia.

He graduated from Henry Senachwine High School. He retired from Washington Mills, in Hennepin, where he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 40 years. Bob enjoyed various outdoor activities including foraging for mushrooms and ginseng, hunting, fishing and gigging for frogs. He also enjoyed classic rock, his dogs and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Newhalfen of Magnolia; three sons, Robert (Kristen) Newhalfen of St. John, IN, Cody (Deanne) Newhalfen of Firestone, CO and Jason Newhalfen; two brothers, Thomas (Diane) Newhalfen and David (Lydia) Newhalfen; three sisters, Vicki (Jerry) Chamness, Tammy Schlosser and Shelly (Troy) Ebel; four grandchildren, Olivia and John Newhalfen and Alex and Jared Rickey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Forrest Morgan.

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A Gathering Of Family And Friends
August 7, 2023

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Goldasich Hall

McNabb, IL 61335


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