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Peter E. "Pete" Newhalfen

June 24, 1936 — May 23, 2016

Peter E. “Pete” Newhalfen 79 of Henry. Died 1:35 AM May 23, 2016 in Heartland Healthcare in Henry. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 10:30 AM in St Mary’s Church in Henry with Rev Tom Mizuer will officiate. The Henry American legion will conduct Military rites following the mass. Cremation rites will follow services. Burial will be at Troy Grove Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 PM in St Mary’s Church with a 7:00 PM Rosary service. Ptak Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Pete was born June 24, 1936 in Henry to Louis and MayElla (Peterman) Newhalfen. He served in the US Marines from 1954-56. He married Joyce Kidd July 27, 1968 in Sacred Heart Church in Dimmick. Pete worked for the brickyard in Sparland. He then worked for Allen Lumber in Lacon and then he worked at Caterpillar as a truck driver for over 30 years, up till his retirement. He was currently working for MSW Projects in Henry. Pete was a member of St Mary’s Church, Henry American Legion and Henry Knights of Columbus. He loved to Fishing and Hunting. Pete is survived by his wife Joyce of Henry. 1 daughter Durita (Steve) Sendelbach of Tiskilwa. 2 Sons Tim Newhalfen of Sanford, FL, and Nate (Amanda) Newhalfen of Hanover Park, IL. 2 Grandchildren DJ and Kyle Wheeler. Pete was preceded in death by 1 Grandson DJ and 2 Brothers. Memorials may be directed to St Mary’s Church, American Cancer Society or MSW Projects of Henry.
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