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Duane Newman, 83, of Midland, passed away on November 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on December 7, 1936 to the late Russell and Bertha (Kreh) Newman in Merrill, MI.


Duane worked as a truck driver at Rock Products retiring in 1992. He was a member of New Hope Community Church. Duane was an avid bowler, enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions, gardening and the outdoors.


Duane is survived by his children, Phillip Newman and Paul (Dana) Newman, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Shelia (Engel) Newman.


Cremation has taken place and a small private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to MidMichigan Hospice and New Hope Community Church.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Newman family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Susan Tice

    19 November 2020 1 year ago

    So sorry to hear about your dad! He loved his bowling and taking care of his league. It was a pleasure to know him. Hugs and prayers to your whole family! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. David and JoAnn Willett

    18 November 2020 1 year ago

    So sorry for the loss of your father. Losing your last parent is especially difficult I think. Thank you for the love and care you gave them both. May God bless you with comfort and peace

  3. Barb, Charlie, Mariah Gourd

    16 November 2020 1 year ago

    Weโ€™re so sorry for your loss.

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