Obituary Record

Raymond Jackson (Scotty) McNew
Died on 5/8/1988
Buried in Fort Calhoun Cemetery

Scotty McNew, 64

Services were held Thursday, May 12, 1988, at the United Methodist Church, Murdock for Scotty McNew, 64, who died at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha as a result of a heart attack.

He received the name Scotty when he was about 9 years old.

Raymond Jackson McNew was born October 20, 1923, to James Jackson and Lena (Sorenson) McNew at Missouri Valley, Iowa.

He was one of nine children, four brothers and four sisters.

Two brothers, three sisters and his parents preceded him in death.

He graduated from Bennington High School in 1941 with the honor of being chosen to play on the All Star Basketball game that year.

Scotty was married April 29, 1944, to Illa Cachelin at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church. Three sons were born to this union: Garry Bealdon, Ronald Eugene and Charles Raymond.

During his married life, he lived in Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Papillion and in 1966, they moved to a farm northeast of Murdock, where they still reside.

Scotty was an active member of the churches, 4-H leader, Boy Scout leader and loved being involved with the boys activities. He was on the school board in Fort Calhoun for many years.

Besides being a farmer and carpenter, he owned a milk route and sold Grade A milk when he lived at Fort Calhoun. He helped build Hi-Vu Café and helped manage it for a short time.

He was a member of Solomon Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M. Fort Calhoun, a member of Papillion Chapter No. 114 O.E.S. and Eagles Lodge in Nebraska City.

Rev. Daniel Safarik and Pastor Bruce Carlson conducted the service.

Pallbearers included nephews, John Kerber, Scott McNew, Robert McNew, Jr., Jack Ferris, Greg McNew and Randall Hansen. Myrtle Panska was organist.

A vocal quartet of Dutch Rikli, Verle Stock, Mark Stock and Reuben Stock sang “Good Night and Good Morning” and “Beyond the Sunset” accompanied by John Murdoch at the piano.

Masonic Rites of Fort Calhoun concluded the service.

He is survived by his wife Illa; sons, Garry, wife Judy, Jim, Julie, Jodi, Jani and Jon; Ron, Molly and Kate all of Arlington, Texas, Chuck, wife Roxanne, Jennie and Jessi of Cedar Creek, Ne, sister, Viola Kerber of Norfolk; brothers Charles and Robert of Ft. Calhoun, a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jo Ann and Dick Crofton of Louisville, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was laid to rest at Ft. Calhoun cemetery.

Arrangements by Fusselman, Perry-Roby Funeral Home, Louisville.

Note: Buried Sec R Blk 43 Ft Calhoun Cemetery

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Note: he served in World War II, most likely in the Army, from 1941-1945 FindaGrave #18176076