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H.C. "Newt" McCunn

December 11, 1935 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 84)

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H.C. “Newt” McCunn, 84, of Onawa, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Hospice Chaplain Dale Wolf officiating. (Social distancing measures must be followed- Due to Covid -19 restrictions masks are encouraged). Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army. Private Family Burial will be held at a later date in the Jordan Cemetery, Rural Soldier, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Newt was born December 11, 1935, in Red Oak, Iowa the son of John Herschel and Greta Mae (Abbott) McCunn. He graduated from Stennett High School, Stennett, Iowa in 1953. He was a telephone lineman supervisor and an installation repair supervisor at Northwestern Bell.

Newt and Carolyn Mae (Andrews) McCunn were united into marriage September 1, 1956 in Fort Hood, Texas. To this union three children were born: Donna, Jeffrey, and Michelle.

He loved to spend time with his grandkids. Newt enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, muscle cars, hunting, coin collections, and politics. He served on the zoning board, councilman in Pocahontas, Boy Scouts, school activities, and community services.

Newt attended the Congregational Church in Onawa, Iowa.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn Mae (Andrews) McCunn; his children, Donna Mae Archer of Moorhead, Iowa, Jeffrey Carroll McCunn of Cordova, Illinois, and Michelle Ann (Scott) Hanner of Onawa, Iowa; his loving dog companion, Lola; grandchildren, Katie (Steve) Kelly of Omaha, Nebraska, Corey Archer of Denver, Colorado, Kelsey Archer of Des Moines, Iowa, Molly McCunn of Ames, Iowa, Jakob Hanner of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Jason Hanner of Onawa, Iowa; one sister, Becky (McCunn) Taylor of Rockford, Illinois; one brother-in-law, Sam Drennen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Ardell McCunn of Massena, Iowa, Diane McCunn of Orion, Illinois, and Mary Lou McCunn of Red Oak, Iowa.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Greta (Abbott) McCunn; his brothers, Merle, Dean, Lyle, Lowell, Ellis, Myron, and Don; his sisters, Marilyn, Janice, Patty, and Norma; and his son-in-law, Ronald Archer.

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Celebration of Life Service
September 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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