Marilyn J. Newnam, 80, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Tuesday, April 2 at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation was held prior to services at First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Marilyn Newnam Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D., the daughter of John and Marie (Olson) Jacobson. She married Eugene E. Newnam on May 18, 1952, in Rockville, Minn. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Geneseo and also a member of WELCA at the church. She was a member of the Hammond-Henry Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years. She also was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene; one son, David (Lisa) Newnam of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one daughter, Sandi (Lou) Ferdon of Plainfield; one daughter-in-law, Mary Newnam of Rockton; three brothers, John Jacobson of Minnesota, Robert Jacobson of Minnesota and Loren (Carol) Jacobson of Ohio; five grandchildren, Amy (Jason) Rosillo, Sarah (Bob) Dyxin, Matthew Ferdon, Kyra Newnam and Kyle (Erin) Newnam; and four great grandchildren, Parker, Emma, Logan and Lillyann. She was preceded in death by one son, Tracy Newnam; one grandson, Joshua Newnam; and one brother, Donald Jacobson.