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Danny (Dan) K. Newland was born on January 11, 1947, in Harlan Iowa to Pat and Barb (Arkfeld) Newland. He grew up in Portsmouth, Iowa the second of seven siblings. Dan married Marilyn Niedermyer on September 7, 1968. They lived their entire married life in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they raised their three children. Dan joined the Army National Guard in 1967 and served for more than 20 years. He retired after a 40 year career at Nebraska Distributing. He also owned and operated Highland Acres Apartments in Council Bluffs for 23 years. Dan was a hard worker and found pride in a job well done.
In addition to being known as a hard worker, Dan has always been admired by his family and friends as a genuinely kind and big hearted man. He and Marilyn especially enjoyed spending time at their lake house in the Lake of the Ozarks. When not working on a project around the house or on the dock, Dan loved to be out on the boat. He was always willing to let the grandkids or other kids help him drive. He also loved white pick-up trucks and his Corvette that Marilyn affectionately calls “Baby”.
Danny passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at age 71.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Barb Newland; parents-in-law, Milton and Mary Niedermyer, brothers-in-law, Jim Niedermyer and Louis Heller, and twin nephews. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Marilyn Newland of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three children Todd (Sally) Newland of Honey Creek, Iowa, Scott (Tricia) Newland of Cumming, Iowa, and Shannon (Patrick) Halsted of Papillion, Nebraska; five grand-children, Emily Mintle, Eva Newland, Eli Newland, Jonas Halsted and Seth Halsted; six siblings, Lanny (Monie) Newland of Harlan, Iowa, Sherry Heller of Underwood, Iowa, Terry (Sher) Newland of Gretna, Nebraska, Marsha (Derald) Carter of Neola, Iowa, Marlow (JoNae) Newland of Blair, Nebraska, and Roxann (Dan) Corum of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Memorials can be directed to the family